Villagers of Kandgaon weaved their dream for children and youth with the facilitation of the Avani team on the 4th of April 2023. An 11-year-old girl said: “I am very happy with this process, adults need to listen to us, and children need to have a say in the functioning of the village.” The elected female head assured that she will involve children in future conversations.
Patient and Community-led Response to NCDs at the Civil 20 Integrated Holistic Health Summit in India
Rituu B. Nanda was at the C20 Summit in Faridabad from the 7th to the 9th of April 2023. She presented the above poster about the work on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in India.
Go Girl Kenya Turning One Year Old and Still Counting!
“While we did the self assessment training, we shared stories of change amongst the facilitators. From those stories, we realised that it is the little things that add up to the big picture eventually. A good example is the story of a family that we visited. Their relationship was rebuilt, and they linked our facilitator to other families that had been facing the same issue as them. It makes us happy when we receive such calls from the community! ”
Aaliyah Busolo Quintonne, L’Afrikana
Shared organisation dream—a driving force for the staff
“Everyone joins an NGO with a dream to achieve something. Generally, no one asks the staff what their dream is. So, when you asked this question, it forced me to think about my own dream. Collective dream building enabled me to align my dream with other staff. Now I feel that I am working towards a personal as well as organisational dream.” Imran, one of the Avani staff members.
Sujaag – Collective Action for HIV de-stigmatisation in District Larkana, Pakistan
Historically, HIV campaigns in Pakistan have focused on fear-based messaging around prevention and medical information, which may have further propagated stigma and discrimination, deteriorating health outcomes of those affected. To address this challenge and create acceptance for, while addressing stigma against, people with lived experiences of HIV, Sujaag (meaning ‘to-awaken’) – a hybrid community engagement and mass communications project by IRD – was launched in the region.
Faith Foundation’s first SALT visits preparation and feedback
“We began our first SALT visits in the beginning of 2022. We were thrilled to explore and learn with & from the people in the community.”
Opening safe conversations to restore trust after ebola
Following the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, communities lost confidence in the health system for providing quality health services to the population. The Constellation helped create a safe space for conversations, eventually leading to increased health care uptake and joint action.
The Assam Project: a treasure trove of learning
Three years of supporting facilitators and communities in Assam, India, has provided us with huge opportunities for learning. The result is well worth waiting for!
Communities Acting Together to Control HIV
In Botswana The Constellations SALT approach is adapted to help communities to take ownership of HIV/AIDS. For the first time local leaders are involved.
Self Assessment in the struggle against malaria in Togo and The Gambia
Introduction In June 2005, The Constellation facilitated a workshop in Mombasa, Kenya, where facilitators from 12 countries participated in an introduction to the Malaria Competence Approach. Participants came from National Malaria Programs and implementing NGOs....
Roots of Hope stimulates youth entrepreneurship in Burundi with SALT-CLCP
Roots of Hope works at restoring young people’s self-esteem, their ability to dream and act in the Bujumbura area.
People-centered approach to Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
NCDs are contributing to over 63% of all deaths worldwide. This partnership process considers the importance of raising NCDs awareness and management at community level.
Fostering integration of refugees
The Dutch Council for Refugees (Vluchtelingenwerk) has adopted the SALT approach throughout the organisation, as a way to foster integration of refugees. Trained facilitators and managers report growing work satisfaction in the offices engaged in SALT.