Connecting local responses around the world
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Session facilitated by Wiwin
Wiwin share that when she contacted Marlou to say “IndoCompetence will host the GLF this year”, she asked Marlou, what is the goal? What do you want us to do with this event?
And surprisingly Marlou asked her: “What is the goal of IndoCompetence?”
“We discussed and we find out what we wanted to achieve with this event: we wanted to get more competences”.
IndoCompetence started in 2008 supported by he UNFPA
In 2010 the support of the UNFPA stopped. The program has stop but SALT remain.
“I want to share with you the key element that helped us to continue to apply SALT and to be here with you today organising this Global Learning Festival” has said Wiwin.
1 - We apply SALT in our daily life
We practice SALT not because we are paid for that, but because SALT is within us.
We are loved even by people we meet for the first time, because we are SALT’y and we make sure that we share the love.
This is the first step that keep us moving.
We listen and we smile, we are honest and love and laugh.
Mistake are OK for us and we laugh and learn from them.
Our board is the Ministry of the magic. The board is not a boring part of the work, is more about sharing the spirit. This ministry of the magic, bring the dream to come true.
2 - We have high profile committed persons in our team.
These high profile committed persons are powerful especially when skills and SALT are mixed. It helps to achieve the work in a good atmosphere and in the respect of our plan.
“In other organization people complain all the time, but complaining doesn’t help to achieve the goal”.
3 - We create an open space for learning
Involving and working with the young generation is a way to make sure we have successors able to transfer SALT.
Wiwin facilitate a collective reflexion about the lessons shared.
What he keeps in mind from this story is that we don’t need donors to continue our path if it’s a purpose such as a dream, we can continue. He shared that he organised a Reggae Papua Festival without donors. This festival was conducted to support actions on HIV prevention. The SALT has influenced his work and the Reggae community give about IDR20 000 000 to the program.
“The sentence of Papa KFC remain in mind - “The SALT is a spirit”” Sonny said.
He followed up by saying “I was moved by what Sonny told us. Because we know that it’s not a fairytale?. Fundings don’t support such approach yet. But he shared that as long as the SALT spirit stay we can sustain our activities and support local responses. From this first day we know already that the SALT spirit is the path to the sustainability of local response”.
“As we are going to talk about sustainability, we can already say that transfer is also a way to insure sustainability.”
Wiwin, continue from there to emphasize the importance of the connexion and staying in touch with each others.
“We keep contact with people, we worked with. They are ressources persons. We continue to stay inspired and to inspire to stimulate the implementation of SALT. We don’t manage to transfer SALT without connectors - they are the connectors”.
From these sharing Kees wanted to share his own reflexion: “In Maluku, we started without money, then I started to look for money. I should not have done that. I was willing to find practical things. People within the community are knowing that I’m doing thing to change things, but they don’t change. We should be mindful that we have to transfer the way of thinking “to do by and with our own ressources - This is the ownership”.