Connecting local responses around the world
When SALT is a lifestye practice you seek out opportunity to apply this. Recently during a Savings and Internal Lending Community (SILC) event, I sought for opportunites to apply SALT, ha! It eventually came. What are the qualities of a good Facilitator? I say SALTy: Stimulate - one's capacity to stimulate local response to ensure ownership and responsibility; Appreciate strengths that already exists and encourage building on these strengths; Learn from the communities strengths, how they think and how they operate, so that appropriate support is ensured; Transfer the process to the benefit of the community. To effectively transfer the process we need to help the community to understand where its at with respect to where they would like to be or want to be. So helping the participants understand the concept of competence an illustration of Self Assessment was appropriate.
SILC could make a difference in communities, community life competence process supports the sustainabilty effort. It contributes to stimulating the community by the Facilitator being SALTy and once stimulated the members of the community is motivated, can identify their strengths, their common vision and have dialogue about these from being aware and taking actions to make SILC and other elements lifestyle actions then they are on their way to GROWING.