We dream of a world where communities take action based on their strengths and realise their objectives
The Constellation is an organization at the service of a network of people and communities who are acting locally to create a better world.
We stimulate and connect local responses around the world.
We live in a world where there is no shortage of challenges, whether individual, local or global. These challenges affect us all. If we can realise our capacity to be actors in our own lives, we can also activate our collective responsibility to co-create our world.
Our experience has taught us that communities can and do respond to the challenges that they face when they take ownership of those challenges.
Our support process enables resilience in communities, who take the lead in solving their problems
In The Constellation, we seek to accompany the community as it takes the path to ownership of its challenge.
We transfer an appreciative and supportive mindset to the groups we work with.
We stimulate conversation in a non-hierarchical setting where members share and learn together.
Every occasion becomes an opportunity to connect, to learn from collective intelligence, and to grow.
We create occasions for communities to share and to learn in order to stimulate community-to-community transfer. This transfer then takes on a life of its own and spreads.
Our discovery began 23 years ago with HIV/AIDS.
In Thailand, Uganda and Brazil people had begun to address this issue publicly and to recognise that it was theirs to deal with. They took ownership of their response to HIV. This was the basis of a local response that reduced the impact of the epidemic.
It also led to the foundation of The Constellation in 2004.
Read the full story of people and communities in The Constellation in the book What Makes us Human by co-founder Dr Jean-Louis Lamboray.
Watch the story of the community response to HIV in Northern Thailand.
Latest news from the field
Thirteen local SALT teams and 20 individual SALT supporters, a total of 60 individuals, have enthusiastically registered for the V-GLF that will take place between the 1st and 4th of October 2021. The teams come from Belgium, the Netherlands, Pakistan, India, Singapore, RDC, Burundi, Indonesia, Uganda, and the USA. They will share and learn from their very diverse experience with community actions on global issues and especially from the Kenyan team and communities. During virtual SALT visits, the communities in Kenya will also share what they are proud of and what they have learned.
In The Constellation’s project “Visual Journey”, we are handing the camera and microphone to the community, so that they fully take ownership of their story and how they tell it. After two months of online training in filming, the young team in Kenya, Anthony, Francis, and Florence, now feel confident. They have started filming beautiful scenes, and they have done the first interviews in their community. Anthony says: “We were excited about the interviews. Actually, we were having a normal conversation – through the lens of a camera.”
The Constellation is
"The Constellation provides change
In a simple, tremendously empowering way”
"The Constellation is a movement of people
(all over the world) connecting as humans and acting from their strengths to co-create their realities.”