Ricardo Walters's Blog (12)

Our will awakened by Community Life Competece

Since December 2011, The Constellation has worked in partnership with the World Health Organisation and Health Nest Uganda to transfer the Community Life Competence process. The aim of the partnership has been to strengthen the participation of older persons in local community responses. In April 2012, a group of new CLCP facilitators met together to measure their progress and document their experiences. These are their…

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Added by Ricardo Walters on April 26, 2012 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Organisations are communities too!

Since December 2011, The Constellation has worked in partnership with the World Health Organisation and Health Nest Uganda to transfer the Community Life Competence process. The aim of the partnership has been to strengthen the participation of older persons in local community responses. In April 2012, a group of new CLCP facilitators met together to measure their progress and document their experiences. These are their…

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Added by Ricardo Walters on April 26, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Counting Thirteen Graves: finding our motivation through SALT

Since December 2011, The Constellation has worked in partnership with the World Health Organisation and Health Nest Uganda to transfer the Community Life Competence process. The aim of the partnership has been to strengthen the participation of older persons in local community responses. In April 2012, a group of new CLCP facilitators met together to measure their progress and document their experiences. These are their…

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Added by Ricardo Walters on April 25, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Bed-ridden youth finds strength to walk freely

Since December 2011, The Constellation has worked in partnership with the World Health Organisation and Health Nest Uganda to transfer the Community Life Competence process. The aim of the partnership has been to strengthen the participation of older persons in local community responses. In April 2012, a group of new CLCP facilitators met together to measure their progress and document their experiences. These are their…

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Added by Ricardo Walters on April 24, 2012 at 5:43pm — 2 Comments

Care leads to Change: a home visit helps a couple agree about testing for HIV in Uganda

Since December 2011, The Constellation has worked in partnership with the World Health Organisation and Health Nest Uganda to transfer the Community Life Competence process. The aim of the partnership has been to strengthen the participation of older persons in local community responses. In April 2012, a group of new CLCP facilitators met together to measure their progress and document their experiences. These are their…

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Added by Ricardo Walters on April 24, 2012 at 4:21pm — No Comments

Facilitating "The Dream": steps in the process

 

The Constellation uses "Building The Dream" as one tool in its Community Life Competence Process, working with communities to develop a common vision for their future.  Instead of a Needs-Analysis, common in traditional development approaches, this approach employs a "Vision-Analysis", working from the strengths of the community to hope for a future better…

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Added by Ricardo Walters on February 22, 2012 at 3:10pm — 4 Comments

Hussein reflects on the power of a home visit

*Over the course of two years, The Constellation has partnered with the Institute for Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) in Ethiopia to integrate AIDS Competence (ACP) into their existing Community-Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR) programme. During a support visit in Borana, one Ethiopian participant - Hussein - experienced firsthand the power of SALT through a home visit.*

 

“My name is Hussein Omar, coming…

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Added by Ricardo Walters on July 19, 2011 at 3:25pm — 1 Comment

70-year old Evangeline champions Local Response: Fair Share builds confidence

Evangeline** is now 70 years old, and still works in a voluntary capacity for a non-profit organisation in one of South Africa's biggest informal settlements.

She has much to be proud of. In 2002, Evangeline - in her sixties - was the first student to pass Fair Share's Certificate in Economic Development (CED) course with distinction. Prior to that, she says the "University of the Community" was her learning institution.

In 2002, Evangeline reached a…

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Added by Ricardo Walters on June 29, 2010 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

More than just medicine: Fikelela reconnects a son with his mother

Pozisa (Pozi) Matoti has been the Centre Manager since December 2005. Initially, training and working as a social worker, Pozi worked as a radio announcer for a while before returning to social work, and finding her way to the Fikelela Children's Home in Khayelitsha - a huge and densely pupulated township on the outskirts of Cape Town, with the highest HIV rate in the Wester Cape of South Africa.

At any given time, roughly 60% of the children are HIV+, having been placed at…

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Added by Ricardo Walters on June 23, 2010 at 9:25pm — 3 Comments

What every child needs...

Fikelela Children's Centre aims to restore sick children back to health, and then place them in suitable, trained foster care in the community, with ongoing support and monitoring. Says Fikelela Coordinator Reverend Rachel Mash: "Love is the greatest gift you can give a child, particularly a child that has been traumatised by beavement, neglect or hurt. The difference in the health of the children when they come into an environment where they are loved and cared for and supported…

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Added by Ricardo Walters on June 23, 2010 at 8:42pm — 1 Comment

Money doesn't determine value: ACESS respects people because they are worth it.

Sanja Bornmann, Programme Officer for ACESS, shares a

personal reflection about her motivation to defend human rights.

This is a story about conducting our work in accordance with the values of respect for the human dignity of all those around us, and connecting with people on a personal…

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Added by Ricardo Walters on June 23, 2010 at 1:42am — 1 Comment

Influencing Child Policy in South Africa: ACESS is heard!

ACESS Executive Director, Kevin Rousell, shares a source of organisational pride: ACESS' ability to interact with policy dialogue to advance children's rights in South Africa:

The policy space in South Africa has been opened to allow for people-driven reforms to undo the legacy of apartheid.

ACESS has…

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Added by Ricardo Walters on June 23, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments

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