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The Global Fund for Children (GFC) Knowledge Fair: A Unanimously Acclaimed Event, Co-created by Participants

The Global Fund for Children (GFC) Knowledge Fair: A Unanimously Acclaimed Event, Co-created by Participants

In Kolhapur, Maharashtra, from the 20th to the 22nd of May 2023, a Knowledge Fair was held bringing together representatives of the villages of Pirwadi, Vashi, Nandwal, Kandgaon, and Kerli, where the Avani organisation led SALT conversations for the past two years, Indian organisations who also facilitate SALT-CLCP (Rural Aid and Purnata from West Bengal, Faith Foundation from Meghalaya) and the GFC. Avani organised the event with the GFC’s support.

Communities Acting Together to Control HIV (CATCH) in Botswana

Communities Acting Together to Control HIV (CATCH) in Botswana

The CATCH approach is a community driven response. The approach uses the SALT method to drive the community response to HIV and other health related matters. The approach has acted as an effective catalyst for the implementation of the National Community Mobilization Strategy.

Online learning visit of a Malian organisation: Temedt, fraternity in the fight against slavery

Online learning visit of a Malian organisation: Temedt, fraternity in the fight against slavery

On the 26th of June 2023, 13 people from 9 different countries had the opportunity to meet online and on-site with members of the executive team, governance and beneficiaries of the Temedt association, which has been fighting descent-based slavery in Mali since 2006. This is part of the Voice for an Inclusive World project of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, implemented by a consortium between Oxfam Novib and Hivos. The hosts were delighted to see the interest aroused by their action.

Online learning visit to a Kenyan organisation: the Coalition on Violence Against Women (COVAW).

Online learning visit to a Kenyan organisation: the Coalition on Violence Against Women (COVAW).

On the 17th of July 2023, 16 people from 6 different countries had the opportunity to meet online with members of COVAW which has been fighting for the rights of women in Kenya since 1995. This learning visit is part of the Voice for an Inclusive World project.

“As the underlying reason of the village situation is poverty, we focused on budgeting capacity building to ensure that women, and, through them, girls, and children, have access to the resources made available by the government or organisations to tackle the violence.” — COVAW.

“We did not understand much about budgeting. But we have now learned how to budget and to talk with confidence.” — A woman resident.

SALT Conversations for Gender Equality

SALT Conversations for Gender Equality

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.

Go Girl Kenya Turning One Year Old and Still Counting!

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

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.

Opening safe conversations to restore trust after ebola

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. 

Fostering integration of refugees  

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.

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