Gloria's Blog (4)

Are we human?

During the recent International SALT visit in Indonesia, we started the session by asking this question: Are we human? What doesn't mean to be human?"



Well, needless to say, it was very easy to answer the question. Words like patient, listening, compassion, forgiving, etc...etc... were being offered.



The next day after our visit to the Transgender community, I went back to my room and started to ponder about what is really the question. I felt the question probably is "… Continue

Added by Gloria on February 20, 2012 at 6:40pm — 7 Comments

Is this the power of local response???

During my conversations with 25 indigenous women last week, one of the topics for discussion was their role on their community. The group gathered that their role has very often been limited to doing housework, looking after children and cooking for community events. The group eventually went to discuss about gender inequality in their respective villagers where women and men are treated differently - men often given leadership roles and women as followers.



At the end of the 1.5 days… Continue

Added by Gloria on December 15, 2011 at 4:08pm — No Comments

SALT visit to one low-income community in Singapore

A group of 15 adults and elderly living in one low-income community shared a commom concern i.e insufficient income and food for their families. We facilitated a gathering to discuss how we can address our concerns and how together we can offer support to one another.

I went with 2 other colleagues and Dr. Jean-Louis Lamboray, who was in Singapore for a visit.

I started the discussion by thanking everyone for making time to come for the discussion and I commented that despite our… Continue

Added by Gloria on December 3, 2011 at 7:15pm — 3 Comments

In the face of resistance, we chose to remain SALTy

When those in authority become too involved in the community's life, the community becomes dependent and see themselves as recipients of welfare and help. Working in a community with a good mix of low, middle and high income group, it is natural that that rich sees themselves as superior and powerful. They take charge of leadership positions and make decisions they deem to be helpful for the whole community.

I was invited by the Residents Commiittee (RC) to make a presentation to this…

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Added by Gloria on November 18, 2011 at 8:42am — 10 Comments

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