Connecting local responses around the world
"Experience tells us this:
Every community has the capacity to respond to AIDS.
To reveal and nurture that capacity, we must
change our outlook on people.
We are used to focus on the needs and constraints of people and communities; let us focus on their strengths and on the opportunities they can exploit.
We are used to see people as the targets of our actions; let us see them as the key actors of their own change
We are used to look up to the knowledge of scientists for policy change; let us learn from the wisdom of communities that are responding to the challenge.
We are used to teach and preach; let us now listen and appreciate.