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  • Samraksha
    Some Experiences from India
    SanghamitraIyengar
    Panel: Global Learning Experience
    SECOND SEMINAR OF REDE VIVO EDUCAÇÃO
    THE NETWORK SOCIETY AND THE EDUCATION Sao Paulo, 16 Sept 2010
  • Samraksha
    Karnataka
    • A rural development organisation
    • North Karnataka, South India
    • 17 years in HIV related programmes
    • HIV prevention and Care
    • Community Organisation and Community Strengthening
  • The Development Context
    High level of poverty
    Low literacy levels
    Poor health access
    High level of seasonal migration
    Samraksha works in districts with the lowest Human Development Indicators in the state
    All responses expert led
    Poor recognition of social capital
  • Key Challenge: The scale and speed of the epidemic > that of the response
    Key Strategy: Releasing Social Capital
    Key Advantage: Understanding the catalyst of change : Social Connectivity
  • The process of learning/change
    Information knowledge practice/ action  learning/change
    Social Connectivity speeds up the process
    Personalisation of Context
    Social Connectivity
    Aspiration
    Trust
    Inspiration
  • The process of learning/change
    Information knowledge practice/ action  learning/change
    Personalisation of Context makes the process flow to learning and change
    All interventions stop at information or knowledge
    Social Connectivity
  • The Experience: Nambaduku
    3 day process
    • Social Mapping tools
    • First meeting of leaders
    • Community Contribution: hospitality and volunteers
    • Series of community conversations
    • Facilitated by games, exercises
    • Community Action Plan
    Key Activities
    • Bringing people together to discuss issues and share experiences
    • Creating Community spaces for reflection
    • Facilitating learning through community initiatives
  • After the processes….many changes!!
    When a young woman is thrown out of her marital home for being HIV positive, the whole village comes together to create alternative arrangements
    A group of singers who travel around villages singing hymns include a song on HIV
    A mother encourages her daughter to talk about sex and sexuality and HIV risk openly in her college
    A group of 12 – 15 year olds research and make a film on HIV related stigma and plan its distribution
    A group of 13-15 year olds create a rap dance to reach out to young people about HIV
  • Women go to a neighbouring village to share their strategy for keeping themselves and their partners safe
  • Volunteers take a street play to the community
    Post play discussions include personal experience sharing on key actions like testing, handling stigma and treatment
  • Yet others use a comic script
  • Artistes in the community script and enact a classical ballet to share their message
  • Initiating a discussion on HIV risk and vulnerability through a snake and ladder : young boys share their insights
  • Innovation: The Village Doctor speaks on HIV related care
  • Innovation: using recorders!!
  • Others use puppets to tell their story
  • Some of the youth use posters
  • Using a peep show technique to talk about sexually transmitted infections
  • Innovation thrives: A street comedy show using magic
  • Young people have used the mobile phone in many ways: sending key messages through SMS to all in their address book. Sometimes making chain calls
  • How did this happen?
    Three key processes
    Facilitating discussions and reflections in village communities
    Self assessment process
    Inspiration fairs
    All 3 promoted connections between people at
    intellectual
    and
    emotional
    level
  • Learning for Samraksha
    • Every human being has insights to share based on his/ her unique lived experience
    • Inspirationis a key component of learning. So inspiration assets are important complements to knowledge assets
  • What these approaches did was….
    Cut across caste, class, gender, education and occupation barriers to recognisethe value of individual insights and “ knowledge”
    Promoted self recognition of this asset
    Created the confidence to share this asset
    Currently largely at local level, but has also a national and international reach
  • Every human being has insights to share based on his/ her unique lived experience
    This continuous process leads to a creative society able to respond to its problems
  • www.samraksha.orgwww.samrakshainspirations.wordpress.comhttp://aidscompetence.ning.com/profiles/blog/list(community life competence)
    sanghamitra.iyengar@gmail.com
  • Obrigado!