Connecting local responses around the world
At Society for Women Awareness Nepal(SWAN)
This visit was quite better comparing to the past two visits.I think after this visit i'm little bit more clear about the meaning of "SALT".
As Rituu said,it takes a lot of experience to understand the SALT.
Actually in this visit the introductory part was very good (Pairing of CLC group with the community group and telling name and reason of happiness of their partner).
Another sense of humor was that our friend Umesh shared his story and experience that made the environment so positive and motivated the community to be more open.This is the point that stimulated them to share many things about them(strengths, issues, challenges, achievements and so on..).
The next question was "What are they proud of ?".Everybody in the room shared their views that made the community members more familiar and easy to share their thoughts.
We appreciated their strengths, the way they feel the community as their family, have trust, care and support each other, and have the capability of sharing their knowledge.They were self -confident ,independent and self reliant.
The way how the community people felt easy in sharing their problems after Umesh's self case was revealed by himself was one of the most important factors which can be adopted in further visits so as to unleash those people, their feelings. Every community has inner strengths ,envision to act and adopt.
The CLC team didn't give any suggestion to the community.We only listened, learned and appreciated the community. Before leaving one of the members of the community requested us to visit them again.This was the positive and encouraging thing for us.