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3 June 2014 GIDEON SUMAILA BAKARI TAMALE, NORTHERN 00233 GHANA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am currently offering a Master's degree in Community Health and Development at the University for Development Studies. I am a biomedical scientist by profession but intends to be a community development worker so as to help bring about positive change in the rural communities of Ghana.
The northern part of Ghana over the years have been faced with several developmental issues and i have been inspired, motivated and charged to contribute my quota in bringing about development within that zone which i happen to find my hometown.
I intend to act as a link between communities and a range of other authorities and partners who have the interest in community development. By doing this, it would give me the opportunity to frequently address inequalities and problems in various communities that are usually perceived to be culturally,socially and demographically disadvantaged.
As a community development trainee,the Community Tool Box will help me bring about social change and improve the quality of life of the local areas which i work in. Thus, it would help me plan as to what the community needs so as to take appropriate strategies to meet targeted goals.
The Community Tool Box will again, help me to gain requisite skills and techniques in order to actively engage communities in making sense of the issues which affect their lives, setting goals for improvement and responding to problems and needs through empowerment and active participation in order to solve problems and improve lives.
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3 June 2014 ruhaima issah zorro tamale, northern tl ghana
Who I am Use of CTB
i am a postgraduate student in community health and development at the university for development studies in northern ghana. i also work at the tamale west hospital as a general registered nurse. i however aspire to be an international community development worker after completion of my studies
the community tool box is a what i will refer to as a pocket companion. always readily available to suite any kind of work, be it academic exercise or career based challenges because it is not just knowledge based but skills as well.
this tool box will be my greatest asset towards achieving high contraceptive usage among community members to actualize a committed social change in reducing fertility levels at the grass roots. this is so necessary because, in ghana the poor and less educated are the most fertile with large family sizes leading too more constraints and burden worsening their already low socio economic status with its accompanying problems of poor health and lack of development.
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3 June 2014 SUTAA FRANCIS DAMONGO, TAMALE +233 GHANA
Who I am Use of CTB
My name is Sutaa Francis from Nandom in the Upper West Region of Ghana. I am a nurse practicing at West Gonja Hospital at the public health unit. I did my nursing training at Jirapa nurses training college, preceded to Catholic University to do Bsc. Public Health and Allied Sciences (health management) and now at the University For Development Studies reading MSc Community Health And Development.
I am a nurse whose work is more on health promotion. My main aim is to improve the health status of the people especially maternal and child health. I have heard of the Community Tool Box but had not used it because I did not have much knowledge of it. I have come to realized that I have failed in most of my interventions because I have no power and direction. Now that I have a broader idea of the Community Tool Box, I have been empowered and I am going to use it as my dictionary or a compass in my daily activities. I am assuring Prof. Stephen and the world that they are going to hear my success stories in the near future. Thank you very much.
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3 June 2014 TUO CECILIA NANDOM UPPER WEST, WA +233 GHANA
Who I am Use of CTB
Cecila tuo is my name, from a town called Nandom in the Upper West Region of Ghana.Iam a lady of 48 yrs old and a Dagao by tribe. Professionally i am a nurse,completed Jirapa nurses training college,went for midwifery training in Kumasi,proceeded to Korle-bu for basic public health nursing in the year 2000. Then went to the Catholic University for BSc in Public Health Management, and i am now reading Community Health and Development in UDS Tamale. Hobby :singing and dancing, Ambition: community Health and Development expert.
Actually i have not used much of the community tool box in my life, until when Mr kyerewura took us on a module promoting community health and development. Even with that i did not go deep to know what it contained. This probably could be that the green light was not shown as prof has done now. I only opened it when i wanted information on community need assessment, but now that the green light has been given, the tool will help me in my professional carrier especially as a midwifery tutor. God bless you prof.
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3 June 2014 GODWIN TIETAAH TAMALE, GHANA
Who I am Use of CTB
I have been teaching for the past twenty years and it suffice to say that, half of my working life has been with adolescents. I currently pursue a course in Community Health and Development in the University for Development Studies in Ghana as a Master's student and my reason for running this course is to help change my small community for the better through youth/adolescent empowerment in reproductive health related issues, for tomorrows future depends on today's youth.
I was introduced to this website by my astute lecturers of the Community Health and Development department of the University for Development Studies in Ghana, and as a teacher in the basic/second cycle level and a student of Community Health and Development, my interest is in the health of adolescents in general and their reproductive health in particular.
The CTB has armed me with all the tools needed to strengthen me and make me become more resilient and self-reliant in dealing with not just only my interest but other related community challenges.
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3 June 2014 KONLAN KENNEDY DIEMA TAMALE, NORTHERN REGION GHANA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a master’s student in Community Health and Development in the University for Development studies Department of Allied Health Sciences; School of Medicine and Health Sciences. I currently work as a registered general nurse with the Tamale Teaching Hospital and licenses under the authority of the Ghana Nurse’s and Midwife’s Council. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and a diploma in general nursing from the University of Development Studies and the nurses training college Tamale respectively.
Yes I have used the community tool box. Even though am not very versatile in its use, my review of the page and content; I feel this will be a valuable tool box for the day to day activities I intend to carry out in communities. The community tool box seems to me like a one stop point where I can access all the requisite tools necessary for community interventions. The tools are well planned and very adaptable to the Ghanaian situation. I am very happy I found the community tool box kind cutesy Professor Steven. This will be a valuable tool to me as a student and out of school. Thank you.
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3 June 2014 Frank Adjei Adansi Hweremoasi, Ashanti Region +233 Ghana
Who I am Use of CTB
I am Frank Adjei with BSc Public Health and MPhil in Community Health and Development.
I have the interest in the health of the people at the deprived community levels and how to assist and empower such people to develop and maintain their own health
To collaborate and bring out the community level participation to ensure mobilisation and community ownership
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3 June 2014 Austin Gideon Adobasom Tamale, Northern Region 00233 Ghana
Who I am Use of CTB
A final year Mphil student in community health and development (sandwich) at the University for Development Studies. I'm of a nutrition background from UDS and the Executive Director of the Optimum Nutrition and Health Consult, an organisation that advocates for healthy lifestyle choices and provides counseling for persons with specific health issues such as obesity, hypertension, diabetes.
The community Tool Box would go a long way to help me better my advocacy skills in championing the paradigm shift in the lifestyle choices and also learn to partner others for greater impact in the health and development in the community.
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3 June 2014 Augustina Achigibah Tamale, Northern Region Ghana
Who I am Use of CTB
Am a student pursuing Community Health and Development at the University for Development Studies.My desire to work with rural communities and marginalized groups to improve their lives actually inspired me to pursue this program. A particular area of interest to me is adolescent health and development. My desire is to work with adolescents especially young girls to enhance their total development for the future.
Currently, am using the section on starting a youth/mentor ship group. I want to start a mentor ship program dubbed 'sister2sister' for senior high school girls in one or two selected schools in Tamale. The objective of this is to enhance the development of young girls in the areas of education, building self-esteem/confidence, career development guidance, sexual health and decision making and leadership skills.This section is giving me insight on how to start the program.
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2 June 2014 Helen Kupoka Abeongo Tamale, Northern Region Ghana
Who I am Use of CTB
I am an ICT teacher by profession teaching at a senior high school in Tamale, Ghana. I am currently an Msc. student pursuing a course in Community Health and Development in the University for Development Studies.
For literature search
For course assignments
For report writing
For planing
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2 June 2014 David Aladago Tamale, Nothern Region 0233 Ghana
Who I am Use of CTB
I work with ADDRO (an NGO in Ghana) as a Behaviour Change Officer. I am also a student of the University for Development Studies; studying community health and development.
I will soon be carrying out a my thesis research in some communities in the Upper East Region. I do sincerely want to give something (feedback/information) back to the communities when the study is complete. The Community Tool Box has offered me the perfect guide on how to do so.
I have also found that the CTB has a superior guide to developing competitive grant proposals; I will surely make the CTB website known to my employing organisation and my co-workers.
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2 June 2014 Bill Steimel Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 54935 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I work with rural communities to help them build a sustainable economic system.
Just found your website - I will let you know.
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2 June 2014 AMOAH ANETU DAMIEN NAVRONGO, BOLGATANGA GHANA
Who I am Use of CTB
I AM A NURSE BY PROFESSION,HAS WORKED FOR THE PAST 14YEARS.I AM HIGHLY MOTIVATED,EASILY ASSOCIATE WITH OTHERS AND VERY FAST TO LEARN NEW THINGS.I LISTEN A LOT AND TALK LESS.
THE COMMUNITY TOOL BOX WILL HELP ME TO TREAT THE HEALTH OF THE INDIVIDUAL IN A WHOLISTIC MANNER,KNOWING THAT,HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT ARE INSEPERABBLE.
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26 May 2014 Terri Johnson Lakeland, FL 33813 Polk
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a student at USF in Tampa studying Population Health Providing statistical reserch
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25 May 2014 Loraine Wyatt Troy, OH - Ohio 45373 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
Student at Antioch University Midwest- Human Services/Grant writer
Hoping that the tool box will help me expand on ideas for new grant writing opportunities.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
20 May 2014 tangie wilson decatur, Georgia 30032 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a project manager with steps toward the future. We focus on advocacy, educational and preventive services for teens.
Using the information to help take action.
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15 May 2014 Abeni Reynolds Columbia, Maryland 21044 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am the Survey Center Manager working with reports and statistics of our survey panels and research. Recently, I was asked about my grant writing abilities. I really had not done this before. So, I am writing to inquire if it is possible to send a HARD COPY of the Tool Box for Grant Writing. I have reviewed on line but do not have the time either at work or home to spend that much time online.
If you are able to send me a hard copy, I can work at it little by little to educate myself to become a grant writer and expand our business. Thank You.
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8 May 2014 Georgia Youngblood-Bey Southfield, Michigan (MI) 48076 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a doctoral student and I am now researching on the topic I am interested in, and that is diabetes. Many friends and family members I know has this disease. I am researching to find out why this disease exists. And how I can help communities across the nation who has this disease. I know that being educated on the subject is one and what method can I use to do research?
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28 April 2014 Lisa Ash Sublett Lenexa, Kansas 66215 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
Hello,
I am a patient's rights advocate working in support of Kansas SB9: The Cannabis Compassionate Care Act. I am a mother to 7. I have worked in marketing/promotions/advertising for over 16 years but my passions are history and cultural anthropology. I am going back to school in Fall for a Public Administration degree from KU. I am hosting a rally on May 17th to support the cannabis act, Bleeding Kansas 2014 (Facebook group), and I am so grateful to have found your wonderful site.
I have already downloaded all your power points, and shared all pertinent pages with my Bleeding Kansas Protest Facebook group. This information will be invaluable in the coming months. I will be using your petition checklist tomorrow as call and get all the needed information to make sure the petition we will starting, asking for the act to be put to a public vote, is completely solid. I am so grateful to have found you!! Thank you so much. We have so many patients whose lives are in the balance. We lost a precious 18 month old this year. We have many other patients still waiting. It is imperative we do all we can, and also that we do it in the correct, and most effective manner.
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26 April 2014 Rob Assels River John, Nova Scotia B0K1N0 Canada
Who I am Use of CTB
We are a rural community in northern Nova Scotia (pop. 1,000). Predominantly farming, fishing and forestry. We have a good volunteer base, but a rapidly aging population. We have a fair amount of diversity, generally in the area of contractors and tourism/cottager support businesses. Our environment is relatively pristine - no big industry. Federal, provincial and municipal governments are no longer able to provide services at the level they previously could.
We just found your website and it provides us with most of the tools we feel we need to strengthen the ties that bind so that we can become more resilient and self-reliant. Fortunately, we are launching a quarterly community newspaper and will use it to promote participation in our asset mapping exercise. Each issue will solicit support in identifying the various assets (physical, social and personal) we have so we can determine where the gaps are. Thanks for helping a small community!
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24 April 2014 Donna Hand Willcox, Arizona 85643 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I had done self-help groups on various topics here in south eastern Arizona in the pass. I have mental issues myself and find peer groups help me maintain a positive attitude toward myself and how I perceive the world around me. Is also a great way in creating alternative perceptions, alternative solutions to similar reoccurring events, and learn new ways to advocacy for each other and individually. It has been several years since I was involved in peer support and find my mental status becoming fragile and shaky. When I feel I cannot influence or control numerous events in my life; especially the way people treat me (after years of therapy), it occurred to me my attitude or perception has become negative. I lack hope and faith in living a better life. I must not be using alternatives in solving these similar reoccurring events; nor am I using alternative perspectives. It is time to facilitate a self-help peer support group, since there are none available here.
I was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress severe enough that serious mental illness was attached. There is a debate over whether I have Borderline personalty or Complex-PTSD. I disagree with the borderline personalty (rural mental health center) and agree with Complex-PTSD (my therapist, I was seeing outside the rural mental health center).
Another factor is the policy changes that are occurring which is putting physical and mental health care together puts primary care physicians at the fore-front of mental health issues and potentially access to mental health programs even a worse problem in rural areas because of the lack of choices in physicians' or facilitators of various programs.
Additional factor is that the majority of rural communities cultural differences are extremely diverse and lack major perspective similarities from one to another.
Last factor is wanting to return to obtain my Bachelors degree in psychology. I have five classes to go however have failed Abnormal Psychology twice and withdraw 3 times; I need to overcome this issue.
Noteworthy points:
1- Our rural mental health centers use a more authoritative approach because most individuals are mandated by the court to use these facilities. They put people who volunteer to enter groups, treatment or therapy in these programs. One program does not fix everyone. (I am volunteer.)
2- My personal experience is that the majority of rural mental health centers lack programs that are client-oriented programs rather than court-oriented programs. Peer support groups are rare.
3- Client-oriented programs vs court-oriented programs
*Client-oriented programs are designed in a way that the service is non-compliant if the client does not like the facilities groups, treatment, or therapy, as well as, the facilitators' behavior, attitude, attendance, or performance. The service works for the client similar to an advertising service works for a business.
**Court-oriented programs are designed in a way that the client is non-compliant if the facilitator does not like the client's behavior, attitude, attendance, or performance. Service is provided for the client to meet courts requirements and service must uphold court regulations.
4-Equality is an excellent perspective; however, individuals unique differences can be overlooked, consequently individuals become objects in the process. People have different perceptions of people, events, and items attached to emotions. Objects lack perceptions nor possess emotions that are processed without differences, this makes object's performance the priority than than the object its self.
Note: You can quote me and have my permission to do so!! You can also use my name!
I am looking for new topics for self-help peer support group relevant to solving every day issues that attack a person's self-esteem, self-worth, and self-confidence.
Alternative approaches to resolving interactions with dealing with government programs, the continual policy changes, overwhelming increasing paperwork, and being treated like an object rather than a person. Learning and teaching now to advocate for one's self.
Alternative approaches to resolving interactions with family, friends, and the community.
Last but not least alternative perceptions of one's self, others, events, and programs. (As well, past and present behavior or treatment of the mentally ill by individuals in psychology relevant to abnormal psychology).
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
24 April 2014 Stephen McCoy Minooka, Illinois 60447 Will
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a volunteer representative of a group that is helping veterans get jobs. We have some tools in place to recruit veteran job seekers and track their progress, but there is no unified program plan. I am attempting to develop this plan and I consider your site to be one of the better organized plans available.

Please contact me so I can find out more about your plan.

se mccoy
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23 April 2014 Americle Fuqua Lincoln, Nebraska 68504 United States of America
Who I am Use of CTB
Im in 8th grade. Im amazing. Im beautiful. To make a dont do drugs psa.
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23 April 2014 Paul Onabanjo Fullerton, CA 92831 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am based in Saskatoon, Canada and I am currently pursuing an online Master's degree in Christian Leadership at Hope.
Reference materials for my term and research papers
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20 April 2014 Loveneet singh LA, NJ 07001 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a physical therapist looking at stepping off toward a MPA. I work at a small local hospital and fellowship at church a half mile down the street. I have been pondering many things but have most recently been thinking in terms of how to bring my community together to promote family health/support structures in order to decrease crime, morbidity and increase the likelihood of success for our children and community members.
I just discovered this site tonight. I live in Southern CA. So far I think this site is amazing and am looking forward to implementing what I can to create positive change in my community.
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17 April 2014 prass Prawoto Medan, North Sumatera Province 20234 Indonesia
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a social activist and I having been working in the area of social issues covering from remote and urban areas, since 1985. In the last 10 years I have been dealing a lot with child and women protection issues, advocacy of child's and women's rights, community managed disaster risk reduction and providing a wide range of training service on the issues I mentioned to some NGO staff in my areas and of the government and non government.
I just came across today your website and I believe it would be of wonderful help.
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15 April 2014 SMSgt Hernan Berrios San Juan, PR 00902 Puerto Rico
Who I am Use of CTB
The Puerto Rico National Guard Civil Operations Program provides coaching and technical assistance to community anti-drug coalitions in Puerto Rico. We help community leaders develop and maintain alcohol, tobacco, and other substances abuse prevention coalitions to ensure our youth a drug free environment. Specifically, we provide support in the SPF's essential processes, collaborate with local authorities in their prevention initiatives and also support local universities in their prevention efforts.
The CTB provides an entire menu and outstanding variety of tools easy to use and understand. It is a rich and unique source of references for community work.
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11 April 2014 Pamela Role Bangalore, Karntaka 560095 India
Who I am Use of CTB
I am CEO at Commercial Office Bangalore. Being entrepreneur, I used to learn a lot from online things.
It provides a real experience as well as some skills too.
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10 April 2014 colleen simpson cairns, qld 4870 Australia
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a social worker and I have the experience of caring for a daughter with a mental illness. We have just started a peer support carers group and I am interested in seeking advice and community building in the mental health sector in rural and remote areas.
I have only found this site and not sure how to use it for my knowledge.
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31 March 2014 Zaheer Abbas Washington, DC 20006 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a civil society activist from Pakistan and one of the next generation leaders of McCain Institute. My work and expertise is about mainstreaming masculinities into research and violence prevention programs and engaging men and boys for gender equality and peace building. My areas of interest are gender, masculinities, religion, culture, counter terrorism and human development.
I refer to this excellent resource from time to time when needed and have referred to several organizations and development experts in Pakistan and United States. It has quality information that one needs in community development programs / initiatives. I would recommend it to organizations, no matter small or large to benefit from this excellent free resource.
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29 March 2014 Simon Peter Achaitum Kampala, Outside U.S. 256 Uganda
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a social entrepreneur targeting to build a healthy community and bring about a social change.
This is a start-up and still on an Idea stage.
I hold an advanced certificate of Education. I am happily married with 15 dependents.
I am very happy to find this tool box and I send my appreciation. This, for a very long time I have been struggling to find; thank you so much for exemplary good work.
However, I intend to create a social enterprise targeting working to build healthy community and bring about a social change. I am looking at how better I can prepare my community to work together to change conditions that affect their lives. My community (the Iteso) had a pride over their cows and this was their bank; it was a source of school fees and general well being of the community. Between 1986 to 1993, the Iteso lost their pride to cattle rustlers. The Iteso now rely on subsistence farming as a source of their general well being including school fees for their children. Through universal primary/secondary education, Educational standards have gone down as compared to years before 1986. Recent poverty statistics show 54% of the Iteso community are below poverty line. Based on the data provided, I hope to succeed.
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26 March 2014 michele gilbert Palm Coast, FL 32135 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
MISSION

The Mission/Purpose of the Young Adult Ministry (YAM) of Daytona, Inc is to empower the young people of Daytona Beach and its surrounding cities to be World-Changers. We focus on nurturing young people’s development and equipping young leaders with social and economic tools and building their tangible life skills.

VISION

The Vision of the Young Adult Ministry (YAM) of Daytona Inc. is to become a community based organization that will be a catalyst of change in the youth of the Volusia and its surrounding counties. We envision the young people we serve to bring positive change to their communities, develop leadership skills, engage in mentoring relationships and cultivate personal and collective growth.
I was looking for information on launching a new Non Profit
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25 March 2014 Robinn Jones Leonard Cincinnati, Ohio 45231 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Ohio working with at-risk teen parents
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16 March 2014 A. Prof. Nasir Malik Islamabad, Pakistan
Who I am Use of CTB
Institute of Communications is a part of Message®. We believe in Message of Life & Message of Peace.
Vision: Message® is a non-profit civil society organization committed for the empowerment of people to create an enabling, socially just, democratic and humane society in Pakistan and around the world.
MMission: Our "Mission" is to contribute towards minimizing human suffering and social injustice through advocacy, communication, education, participation and capacity building.
I just came across your website and as a philanthropist I found it very interesting and useful.
I really appreciate your work.
Thanks,
Nasir Malik, Chief Campaigner, Message®, Islamabad, Pakistan
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12 March 2014 Terry Dashner Tulsa, OK 74120 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
Using your information on team building for partnerships
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11 March 2014 Bertron Cowan Itta Bena, MS 38941 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
The only grocery store serving Itta Bena, MS the Woody Grocery Store, Closed approximately five (5) years ago in downtown. The closest stories now located in Greenwood some ten (10.7m) miles away. Needless to say, the distance causes some hardship, especially for those persons and families without their own transportation. This situation also contributes to the food desert, a place underserved by a full service grocery store within walking distance.
Several groups, including the Mayor of Itta Bena, joined in the effort to develop an organization to provide food items to the local community. we are now a consortium of community leaders, concerned citizens, and city and counties entities. Some of the current organizations involved includes: The City of Itta Bena, Greenwood-Leflore Industrial Board, Leflore County Board of Supervisors, and Mid-Delta Investment Club. Other Community Stakeholders invited to Partnership with our continuing effort are: 1. Blackcrowdfunding.net 2. Foundation for the Mid-South 3. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis / Memphis Branch and 4. Mississippi valley State University. Next Step: We are currently planning a "Building Collaborative Communities" Workshop. The Community Tool Box- Chapter 13 Section 11 Collaborative Leadership Ideas will be presented to our listing audience. Thank you. Community Tool Box.
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10 March 2014 Kenzie Larker Coffeyville, Kansas 67337 U.S.A.
Who I am Use of CTB
I love helping people and raising money for cancer and poor people. I recently had a friend that has walked coast to coast 7 times his whole family had died in a car wreck his name is Todd I don't know his last name. The only thing he has in his name is a dog named Patches and a backpack.
I think it will give more people an idea of what we are doing. I also want to get more people raising money for cancer, and I would like to raise over $900.00 .
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10 March 2014 Dr. Shoaib Ahmed Islamabad, Punjab 44000 Pakistan
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a Ph. D & Post Doctorate foreign qualified educationist & development sector specialist with proven knowledge and experience in Conflict/Dispute Resolution systems, with a special emphasis on ADR program design and development for the past 9 years. I provide technical assistance to public and private sectors, nationally and internationally including SAP-Pakistan, worked in FATA/PATA through their CAPD program etc.
Began dispute resolution/mediation career with an organization working for BMEs in London after doing post doctorate research at University of Bradford West Yorkshire, England; also served as ADR Consultant to the Patron, Anchor Law Associate Islamabad Pakistan and served as ADR Specialist for some renowned chambers of both lower and higher judiciary in Pakistan.
I provide assistance to clients through consultation, training, organizational development, project management and related services and is committed to providing community service; worked with organizations such as National Defence College, National University of Sciences and Technology, Quaid – i – Azam University, Islamabad Pakistan, SAP Pakistan, Institute of Rural Management, NRSP, RSPN, ZTBL. IBP, National Police Academy; he has also served as a volunteer Chief Executive Officer of Socio – Legal Anchors Foundation Islamabad. I holds (2) Master Degree’s in Political Science and Education Planning & Management, Ph. D in Pakistan Studies with research work on Conflict Resolution and Post Doctorate in Development & Economics from University of Bradford, UK and speaks fluent English and Urdu and working knowledge of Sindhi and Pushto.
Expert in proposal writing and fundraising strategies, advocacy & capacity building initiatives, trainings consultancy, event organization networking/communication. Having strong links into public sector organizations, able to liaise with PR staff, sharing data for press releases, annual reports and campaigns in the field of public policy, non conventional security, peace & conflict management and alternate dispute resolution. Able to use analytical skills and prior experience for supporting development initiatives and produce strategic and operational analysis.
Analytical strategic thinker adept at quick problem identification and solutions, efficiently handling multiple projects under strict time constraints while consistently reducing expenditures. Experienced in preparing reports on project activities for stakeholders.
Being a development sector professional and an academician I must say this esteemed resource is organized in such a candid manner that it is extremely useful for both beginners and practitioners. Some time individuals have plenty of field experience to talk about different concepts but while writing the manuscript often one gets distracted. This resource keeps me on track while doing all sorts of activities. I must appreciate the wonderful effort in designing and maintaining this paradise for development practitioners.
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8 March 2014 David Richmond Bristol, Bristol BS3 5NZ United Kingdom
Who I am Use of CTB
I'm interested in arts and social justice. I provide strategic approaches to creative development that help people use the arts for personal, organisational and community development.
I've just discovered the tool box and am extremely impressed! I am putting together a 'guide to creative capability development' that will help people help each other to fulfil their creative potential. I expect I'll be pointing people towards the Tool Box and encouraging people to apply the tools in their practice.
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6 March 2014 Noah Chongo Lusaka, Lusaka 10101 Zambia
Who I am Use of CTB
I'm a development practitioner working with an NGO mentioned above. We are working with communities in wash activities.
not yet, but looking forward to learn it more.
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2 March 2014 Sheila Sutton Arlington, Texas 76001 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
Thank you for documenting all of this wonderful information on mentoring!
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18 February 2014 Luis Hernandez Kalamazoo, MI 49008-3611 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
Graduate student attending Western Michigan University studying towards a Master of Social Work!!
I am currently a beginner, I accidentally stumbled upon the CTB while looking for sources related to social service providers increasing cultural sensitivity. So far the contents of the CTB are amazing. My search took me directly to Chapter 27.
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14 February 2014 jeffylo joe , India
Who I am Use of CTB
Community tool box gives complete info about community-building skills. It is very helpful for me.
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7 February 2014 nitin kumar New Delhi, India 110036 India
Who I am Use of CTB
hi i m nitin kumar . i m parsuing bca . for sheare knowledge
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6 February 2014 Lance Carlson Garland, Texas 75043 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
Not sure yet
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6 February 2014 Dave Gibson Port of Spain, Trinidad
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a businessman that is involve with a charity organization (Lions International) that is heavily focus in the improvements in communities, especially at risk communities. I will like to learn more about your CTB to see how it can make us more effective in what we do.
I am learning about it and will like to see how best I can use it in helping integrate a particular high risk and challenging community in Trinidad. I will appreciate what help we can get in getting started.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
6 February 2014 David Fan Manitowoc, Wisconsin 54220 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a student Really Community Tool Box is very much helpful. it greatly support on my work.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
6 February 2014 María Sandín Vázquez Alcalá de Henares, Madrid España
Who I am Use of CTB
Health Promotion teacher In my classes
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
28 January 2014 Curtis Buthe Portland, OR 97225
Who I am Use of CTB
Husband to Ana, for 29 years. Proud dad to 3 world-changer daughters and one foster-son. Pastor to Cedar Hills for 19 years; school volunteer, Board member with Love INC which strives to connect people and churches to impact poverty in our community.
Using toolboxes and the amazing resources to better connect local churches in our community to help people help each other.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
28 January 2014 Babasaheb Tandale Pune, Non-US/Non-Canadian 411018 India
Who I am Use of CTB
Currently implementing community surveillance project. Learning and training colleagues.

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