Sanghamitra Iyengar - Índia

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Sanghamitra Iyengar - Índia

  1. 1. Samraksha<br />Some Experiences from India<br />SanghamitraIyengar<br />Panel: Global Learning Experience<br />SECOND SEMINAR OF REDE VIVO EDUCAÇÃO<br />THE NETWORK SOCIETY AND THE EDUCATION Sao Paulo, 16 Sept 2010<br />
  2. 2. Samraksha<br />Karnataka<br /><ul><li>A rural development organisation
  3. 3. North Karnataka, South India
  4. 4. 17 years in HIV related programmes
  5. 5. HIV prevention and Care
  6. 6. Community Organisation and Community Strengthening</li></li></ul><li>The Development Context<br />High level of poverty<br />Low literacy levels<br />Poor health access<br />High level of seasonal migration<br />Samraksha works in districts with the lowest Human Development Indicators in the state<br />All responses expert led<br />Poor recognition of social capital<br />
  7. 7. Key Challenge: The scale and speed of the epidemic > that of the response<br />Key Strategy: Releasing Social Capital<br />Key Advantage: Understanding the catalyst of change : Social Connectivity<br />
  8. 8. The process of learning/change <br /> Information knowledge practice/ action  learning/change<br />Social Connectivity speeds up the process<br />Personalisation of Context<br />Social Connectivity<br />Aspiration<br />Trust<br />Inspiration<br />
  9. 9. The process of learning/change <br />Information knowledge practice/ action  learning/change<br />Personalisation of Context makes the process flow to learning and change<br />All interventions stop at information or knowledge<br />Social Connectivity<br />
  10. 10. The Experience: Nambaduku<br />3 day process<br /><ul><li>Social Mapping tools
  11. 11. First meeting of leaders
  12. 12. Community Contribution: hospitality and volunteers
  13. 13. Series of community conversations
  14. 14. Facilitated by games, exercises
  15. 15. Community Action Plan</li></ul>Key Activities<br /><ul><li>Bringing people together to discuss issues and share experiences
  16. 16. Creating Community spaces for reflection
  17. 17. Facilitating learning through community initiatives </li></li></ul><li>After the processes….many changes!!<br />When a young woman is thrown out of her marital home for being HIV positive, the whole village comes together to create alternative arrangements <br />A group of singers who travel around villages singing hymns include a song on HIV<br />A mother encourages her daughter to talk about sex and sexuality and HIV risk openly in her college<br />A group of 12 – 15 year olds research and make a film on HIV related stigma and plan its distribution<br />A group of 13-15 year olds create a rap dance to reach out to young people about HIV<br />
  18. 18. Women go to a neighbouring village to share their strategy for keeping themselves and their partners safe<br />
  19. 19. Volunteers take a street play to the community<br />Post play discussions include personal experience sharing on key actions like testing, handling stigma and treatment<br />
  20. 20. Yet others use a comic script<br />
  21. 21. Artistes in the community script and enact a classical ballet to share their message<br />
  22. 22. Initiating a discussion on HIV risk and vulnerability through a snake and ladder : young boys share their insights<br />
  23. 23. Innovation: The Village Doctor speaks on HIV related care<br />
  24. 24. Innovation: using recorders!!<br />
  25. 25. Others use puppets to tell their story<br />
  26. 26. Some of the youth use posters<br />
  27. 27. Using a peep show technique to talk about sexually transmitted infections<br />
  28. 28. Innovation thrives: A street comedy show using magic <br />
  29. 29. 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<br />
  30. 30. How did this happen?<br />Three key processes<br />Facilitating discussions and reflections in village communities<br />Self assessment process <br />Inspiration fairs<br />All 3 promoted connections between people at <br />intellectual <br />and<br />emotional <br />level<br />
  31. 31. Learning for Samraksha<br /><ul><li>Every human being has insights to share based on his/ her unique lived experience
  32. 32. Inspirationis a key component of learning. So inspiration assets are important complements to knowledge assets</li></li></ul><li>What these approaches did was….<br />Cut across caste, class, gender, education and occupation barriers to recognisethe value of individual insights and “ knowledge”<br />Promoted self recognition of this asset<br />Created the confidence to share this asset<br />Currently largely at local level, but has also a national and international reach<br />
  33. 33. Every human being has insights to share based on his/ her unique lived experience<br />This continuous process leads to a creative society able to respond to its problems<br />
  34. 34. www.samraksha.orgwww.samrakshainspirations.wordpress.comhttp://aidscompetence.ning.com/profiles/blog/list(community life competence)<br />sanghamitra.iyengar@gmail.com<br />
  35. 35. Obrigado!<br />

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