Connecting local responses around the world
Started Oct 30, 2017 0 Replies 0 Likes
In Feb - March Karachi we had a SALT training, and we loved it. After attending the Global Learning Festival in Entebbe (Oct 2017) i realized that the many SALT trainers bring their own peculiar…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Rituu B. Nanda Dec 26, 2017. 10 Replies 4 Likes
Hello All,I am currently in discussion with possible partners for 2 interventions : (a) mental health (b) suicide prevention in two sites in Pakistan where many suicides are reported.I am proposing…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Rituu B. Nanda May 25, 2017. 4 Replies 2 Likes
Introducing SALTIt was quick … and it worked, I think ! Kausar S Khan Twenty young men and women were being trained to become lay counselors for patients with drug resistant TB. They are getting…Continue
Started Apr 25, 2017 0 Replies 1 Like
SALT echoed, though not plannedKausar s Khan BACKGROUND Three interactions, with groups of women and men, had already taken place in the village which had only mud houses, and where men…Continue
Posted on April 12, 2023 at 7:00pm 0 Comments 3 Likes
A Challenge to teaching SALT
Kausar S Khan
Draft 1, 25th March 2023
The essence of SALT is crystal clear. It is a strength focused approach, built on stimulation and appreciation of communities engaged with SALT. Listening is another key element of SALT, as it enables the SALT Facilitator to stay engaged with the community being engaged. What is learnt and what is transferred assists the SALT…Continue
Posted on May 25, 2021 at 1:11am 1 Comment 1 Like
As we focus on SALT and gain insights in ourselves and those with whom we work, we also bring to it a variety of experiences and knowledge that we have accumulated. These additions need to be pondered over specially to see whether there is harmony between SALT and additional learnings, or some contradictions take place. While inadvertent contradictions present a challenge to all SALT champions, the harmony elements too need to be acknowledged, and not…Continue
Posted on May 9, 2021 at 10:32pm 2 Comments 2 Likes
Coming from a country where English language is not the mother tongue of the vast majority of its population, and where even the national language is not commonly understood in rural areas and small town, and especially by women, introducing SALT has been a challenge. How to convey the meaning by each letter of SALT? This initial hurdle was soon overcome, and relevant words were found for each SALT letter. However, the local acronym emerging from the translations was not used, as it…Continue
Posted on May 9, 2021 at 12:46am 0 Comments 2 Likes
How is one to introduce herself/himself to a marginalized community, after having been introduced to SALT and advised to take the SALT approach. After initial greetings, and thanking the community members for being there, is the person to say: I am going to use the SALT approach with you… This will help you understand yourself.
An informal discussion with a group of community based workers led to a discussion on how they introduced themselves on their…Continue
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