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The Community Tool Box team greatly appreciates your visit to our site and we'd love to hear from you, and learn more about you and how you are using the resources on the site to support your community work. We encourage you to browse guestbook entries from visitors to our site and while you’re here, encourage you to subscribe to our eNewsletter to keep in touch and learn about new resources as they become available.

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18 June 2018 Justine Nabanjala-Mukiibi Kampala, Uganda
Who I am Use of CTB
I am an organizational development practitioner, working as a Monitoring & Evaluation officer for a charity organization that looks after 3500 (more than) vulnerable children.
By accessing guidelines on how to develop and implement new and effective programs for these children so as to raise responsible and productive citizens. Community Tool Box offers applicable advise and appropriate tools for results.
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1 June 2018 Bryce Calgary, Alberta Canada
Who I am Use of CTB
I'm a local skeptic, atheist, and humanist.
I'm going to learn about community involvement and involve the Atheist Society of Calgary in supporting water fluoridation in our municipality; since fluoridation was ceased in 2011, dental carries have increased dramatically, negatively influencing the oral health and long-term outcomes for children and youths who cannot otherwise afford necessary dental operations, or those who have poor dental hygiene.
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17 May 2018 sue garrett BELFAST, ME 04915 Waldo
Who I am Use of CTB
Retired Architect involed in Aging Well in Waldo County not yet, just learning about this as a rescourse.
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16 May 2018 Carissa Coleman Cedaredge, CO 81413 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a Community Psychologist. I have worked in a variety of community settings and completed research and evaluation at the local, state, and federal level.
The Community Tool Box is my go-to-site for all my needs in community research. I use it for my own education as well as sharing information with other researchers, evaluators, and community members. My most recent experience sharing information from the site was during my work as a federal evaluation TA Liaison to increase the capacity of the Tribes. They used the grant writing section to improve their grants; helping them secure funding to protect their children and improve their child welfare systems.
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9 May 2018 Joyce Polk Dallas, Texas 75216 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am gathering data regarding children entertainment in the community. I have never used the CTB
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1 May 2018 Anthony Obinna Ihejirika Capetown, Western cape 7650 South Africa
Who I am Use of CTB
My name is Anthony Obinna Ihejirika. I am originally from Nigeria but now permanently residing in Fisantekraal, Capetown, SA. I work for a non profit organization in my local community. I Implement program at the facility. I studied Business Administration and my professional membership is with the institute of business managemen. My designation is Technician. I am also a member of the South Africa Institute of Fundraiser (SAIF). I have higher certificate in substance abuse with the University of the Western Cape. Also, i have certificate in short term insurance with Santam.
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1 May 2018 Sheryl Johnson ,
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a non-profit professional, former Graduate student ('14) and a part-time college professor.
I have used the Community Tool Box in a variety of ways in recent years - as a professional, student and professor.

Aside from using the website for my own learning & development and project problem-solving; I used the "Out of the Box" contest while teaching a 3-semester-long Community Development and Change college course. Students, in the midst of their community development research projects, were asked to review the finalists for the Community Tool Box "Out of the Box." They reviewed the projects to answer: community need, community involvement, potential concerns/problems, estimated costs, implementation needs, etc.

The project allowed the students to take pieces they were using in the classroom and apply them in the real world. Students were able to visualize each of the community change elements in action and in sequence. Which made both the classroom experience and their projects that much stronger.

Students were encouraged to consider voting, which all did. They also championed their favorite projects among their classmates and cheered those that won. It was an amazing experience on all levels.

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1 May 2018 Heather Lewis Provo, Utah 84604 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I'm the Substance Use Prevention Program Manager for Utah County, with over 592,000 residents. We provide prevention services for the entire county, by delivering evidence based strategies. We continue to have some of the lowest use rates in our state, and lower numbers than the rest of the nation. We can only keep our numbers low by offering effective prevention practices and programs.
We have used the tool box when we complete needs assessments and update our strategic plan. When looking to the internet to find resources that can truly work to help us in our efforts, the FIRST place I go is to the Community Toolbox. I know I'll find what I need to help me move forward in whatever endeavor I'm taking on in my prevention work. We used the toolbox when we were looking at collaborating with community partners. We looked at it all through our strategic planning, and it was PRICELESS. I can't tell you how many times I have referred to the toolbox to help me get down to the real tools needed to complete steps in a process. There is nothing out there that is more comprehensive and easy to use. I hope and pray it doesn't go away and remains a resource I can utilize when needed.
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30 April 2018 Dr. Ryan Alaniz San Luis Obispo, California
Who I am Use of CTB
Sociology Professor at Cal Poly.
I am using eight modules of the Community Tool Box in my Social Change course. Half the course covers theories of social change and the other half consists of group projects in which students implement strategies to affect change in the community. The Tool Box provides the necessary background, skill-building, concepts, and activities for students to pursue their change project systematically. It is a valuable guide for anyone interested in understanding how to pursue work that impacts one's local community.
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15 April 2018 Bobbie M. St. Cloud, MN 56304 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a student and previous activist returning from a four-year break from undergraduate studies due to mental illness for a psychology/philosophy double major with an emphasis in community psychology and a human relations minor. I want to use my current studies in tarot and astrology to further complement a psychology degree in order to build and sustain a better community where I live.
I just found your website while doing some research on community psychology and directed a few leaders in my community toward it, but I would also like to use it after I complete a graduate program to help out my own local community.
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31 March 2018 Ross Simmons Pendleton, OR 97801 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
Evaluating current Community Health Department.
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28 March 2018 Patricia Risica Narragansett, RI 02882 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I am an Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the Brown School of Public Health.
I teach a course on intervention development and evaluation. In this course, my students will write a mock interview/focus group guide to be conducted with community groups, and will look at transcripts from actual data collected in the field. This tool box is extremely helpful to prepare my students to work in the community.
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26 March 2018 Steve Corbett Topeka, KS 66603 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
Research at Kansas Health Institute
Utilizing tools such as the "Conditions favoring more or less formality in organizational structures" table to convey information to organizations interested in cross-jurisdictional sharing.
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19 March 2018 Linda Roe Venice, Fl. 34285 Sarasota County
Who I am Use of CTB
I am involved with Venice Indivisible, Sun Coast Spread the Vote also a member of League of Women Voters. I think all of our groups can use these tools to be more effective.
I am retired and only would use this for volunteer activities.
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5 March 2018 Ray Sano Siem Reap, Siem Reap Cambodia
Who I am Use of CTB
My name is Ray Sano. I am a project manager of a small local NGO called Farmer Livelihood Development--FLD based in Cambodia. My team and I are responsible for the implementation of Nutrition and Food Security Project based in Siem Reap province.
I write to express my sincere thanks to you for making resource on Facilitation Skills available online from which I could download and use for my own and team learning. We work closely with government Health Center (HC), local authorities and the community in 30 target villages. It is very kind of you indeed to make this useful resource publicly available on your website.

Yours sincerely.
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4 March 2018 CECIL GANTALAO Cebu, Cebu 6000 Philippines
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a teacher in Tourism Planning and Development
I haven't used it as I am still in the process and seems to be having difficulty to access it. If given the access, I intend to use it as instrument to help assigned and/or chosen communities of our school.
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1 March 2018 Brendan Keating New Brunswick, NJ 08901 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am the program coordinator for the Center for Youth Political Participation at the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University.
We recently found the Community Tool Box after one of our students came across it the other day. We are very impressed with the resource and are considering directing students to it for times when they want to turn their passions into action. Keep up the good work!
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26 February 2018 Marie Chittleborough , South Australia 5000 Australia
Who I am Use of CTB
Hello, we've recently come across your terrific resources, which we are using as part of our learning resources for our Diploma of Community Services program. We'd love to contribute in any way we can, or collaborate/share as appropriate.

Kind regards
Marie Chittleborough
Chief Operating Officer
EQUALS International Institute
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11 February 2018 David Hazen Eugene, Oregon 97405 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
I have been influenced by studies of whole-system design-planning, perception psychology and mysticism, as well as my experience as a hospice volunteer, chemical dependency counselor, public school and college teacher, Oregon Coordinator of the campaign for a US Department of Peace and member of the board of The Peace Alliance. I’m an advocate for Eugene citizens to identify themselves as a Peace Team and a Compassionate Action Network.
I have just re-discovered you after several years, and am very interested in your page "1. Creating and Maintaining Partnerships." There are many excellent social justice organizations here in Eugene, and I have heard several times that they wish to know what others are doing. I think the time is right to link resources to each other. (I've already subscribed to your newsletter.)
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28 January 2018 Robert Wells Decatur, Ga. 30035 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I'm actually a part of multiple organization. They deal with Education, Cervical Cancer, and we are in the initial stages of organizing for mental health counseling, support and treatment.
The communities helps us locate persons we service, provide venues and other opportunities.
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
13 January 2018 Garry Hughes San Antonio, Texas 78112 Bexar
Who I am Use of CTB
We found a need for low to medium income housing,and to teach craft skills
But having a very hard time getting funding.
I just found you today so let’s see good people.
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11 January 2018 Mali Ole Kaunga ,
Who I am Use of CTB
I am community worker Just started viewing and exploring
Date Name City,State/Province Zip Country
8 January 2018 Bruce Shaver CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60659 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am starting a new role as the Volunteer Coordinator and was looking for good resource material
Ran across your site and love the information. I am preparing our plan and will be incorporating some of your information in the development.

thank you so much
Bruce
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26 December 2017 Donna Hudgins Lake City, Colorado 81235 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
Prevention Coordinator for local community prevention coalition
Help writing strategic plan - joining organization when they are half way through the process. Need to catch up.
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16 December 2017 Seema Zaman Karachi, Sindh Pakistan
Who I am Use of CTB
Hi,

I am a person with a will to improve the quality of life for people who have been left out from the mainstream progress of a region.

While I was searching for an idea I came across your website and started skimming through it, I could not leave the site without leaving a note of appreciation. Wonderful structured work, an excellent resource for just anyone wanting to bring about a positive change within a community.

I wish you all the best and my God bless you for your efforts.

Regards.

Seema
Just found it on the internet, not started using it yet. But certainly I will see if and how can I adopt the same for my own society. I am amazed and happy that such good work has been done and is available for general awareness.

Keep up the good work!
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15 December 2017 M. Sahr Nouwah Monrovia, Montserrado 1000 Liberia
Who I am Use of CTB
I am an International Executive Certificate holder in Project Management with passion and motivation in Development and Humanitarian work with more than Eight (8) years of working experience. My ambition is to see an improved civil society space through a holistic community development approach especially for Children, Youth, and Women. To create an environment where civil rights are protected and citizens benefiting from Natural Resources and democratic processes through inclusive participation in an improved democratic and civic spaces with an emphasis on Education, gender & development, empowerment, and social development. I am committed to systems that create proper management, Funding Raising and Grants Management, team building, and quality reporting. I believe in open linkages among stakeholders for sustainable development through trust, commitment, faith, integrity, honesty, and transparency.
Presently, I only read through and gaining some understanding of all the topics. In the near future, I want to start using more of its contents for training and support to Liberian CSOs.
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11 December 2017 Hans Mincer ,
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a fitness instructor and I also have interest on researching alternative medicine.
I am new to Tool Box, still learning the ropes but I hope to derive immense value from it.
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27 November 2017 Pat Senecal Durango, CO 81301 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
Director of 25 year old coalition with the purpose of mobilizing the entire community to create and implement local prevention solutions.I have been working with youth over 40 years and with community change processes for 19 years.
We will be customizing it to help us track processes devoted to reaching our goals around a Persistent Drunk Driving grant serving 4 counties.
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26 November 2017 Tobias Shotley Crosby, MN 56441 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I like to consider myself and with the Great Spirits help, independent motivated. I am dillegently exploring new ideas for maintaining a consistent revenue and at the same time transition smoothly in to retirement.
I found myself at a stuck point while building a presentation concerning cultural awareness within a working environment and after simply browsing through your site (Community tool box) I was quickly reminded about flow and the importance of gathering Data.
I got the data I needed and formulated a evenly flowing PowerPoint presentation with some calmness of Spirit.
I am grateful for what CTC has extended to me and yes I got a handsome compensation but please know that I respect tithing/donations and the like and you can trust I will express my gratitude in a timely manner.
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25 November 2017 Joe Claspell Denver, CO 80220 U.S.
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a graduate student at the University of Colorado in my capstone semester
I am conducting research on how to bring communities together to address bullying and teen dating violence. This website has given me a totally new outlook on my project and I am thrilled to have found it!
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16 November 2017 Tina Hall-Sibert Hinesville, Georgia 31313 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
Student SNHU! This website was part of an online lecture.
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14 November 2017 Ahmed Mohammed Abuja, Bauchi +234 Nigeria
Who I am Use of CTB
I lead a non-profit organization that is focused on youth leadership development in Nigeria.
I've been training volunteers for a long time but there is always something new to learn and the Community Tool Box is an excellent resource. it deals with complex issues in a clear and concise way rather than resorting to the lowest common denominator. Thanks to your Team of experts
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26 October 2017 Laurie Mahoney Dunedin, New Zealand
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a lecturer in the School of Nursing at Otago Polytechnic in New Zealand. I coordinate the BN 3rd year primary health care nursing course, and the clinical placement for all nursing students for this paper is working with identified communities to identify vulnerable groups and health issues related to them. For this students complete a community scan by using the Community as Partner (Anderson & Mcfarlane; Battye et.al, 2006) framework, consult with key stakeholders/partners for the vulnerable group (often migrants, youth, rural health or ethnic minorities e.g. Maori) in the community. Health needs (e.g. mental health, poor access to health care, sexual health etc.) are identified and resources are developed e.g. websites, pamphlets, submissions etc.
I came across your site while researching resources the students could use, and can see the application of this in our programme.
I am writing to gain permission to share the Tool Box with the students. I see this as an adjunct or addition to my teaching and support for students learning.
Not currently using it, but see the benefits of using aspects of the Tool Box. The students are undergraduate and have only 4 weeks to complete their placement.
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17 October 2017 Abby Stephenson Topeka, KS 66614 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I'm currently an undergrad studying at Washburn University for my BAS with emphasis in Addictions Counseling.
I'm taking a course called Prevention and Social Change and a homework assignment is to navigate the site. I'm excited to learn more about how this resource can help me in the field.
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9 October 2017 Mary Dominguez-Santini Grand Prairie, Texas 75053 Us
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a Radio host and event planner To help me familiarize with building a workshop for public presentation
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8 October 2017 Brenda Almaida Labo, Camarines Norte 4604 Philippines
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a staff of the Vice President for Research and Extension and our major concern is to bring development in the community by research-based training and seminars.
I just search this website today, so my plan for using the Community Tool Box to support my work by exploring your different articles to strengthen the procedure on how we're conducting the various services for the community.
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2 October 2017 MARTHA RODRIGUEZ BAKERSFIELD, California 93305 United States
Who I am Use of CTB
My name is Martha Rodriguez, and I am an Associate Social Service Director with Better Tomorrows.
I just recently discovered the community tool box and am still exploring the many options available to me. I can say that I will be using this valuable resource frequently.
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29 September 2017 Steve Jones Springboro, Ohio 45066 US
Who I am Use of CTB
PhD student and Research Associate at Oxford Brookes. I am looking to join a community that has a profound interest in education.
PhD student and Research Associate at Oxford Brookes. I am looking to join a community that has a profound interest in education.
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17 September 2017 Priscilla joseph Black bay high Road, Vieux Fort St Lucia
Who I am Use of CTB
i am a psychotherapist working with youths in St Lucia , i give one to one counselling and at this moment i am trying to build up a mentoring services
creating a youth counselling services
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16 September 2017 Suzanne Simons Thibodaux, LA 70301 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I'm a new officer looking for some excellent leadership skills. Developing my skills as a leader.
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10 September 2017 Karen Ethredge Lawrenceville, GA 30043 Gwinnett
Who I am Use of CTB
I am working on my Capstone project and I came across your organization. I loved the information within the site.
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5 September 2017 Michael Ferrari Manheim, PA 17545 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
My wife, Susan, and I are entrepreneurs with the goal of helping people of all backgrounds and levels of education activate their creative potential. Creativity is not only for the eccentric elite - its for everyone. We use scientific data and anecdotal corroboration to build fun, engaging presentations and programs to help individuals and organizations realize the amazing powers of creativity within.
CTB's information on Logic Modeling has been particularly helpful in educating teams on the foundations of creative output and creative process. We are looking forward to accessing your library of helpful information in the immediate and long term future. I am also curious about partnership opportunities, or official Community Toolbox Certifications - is this something that is available for private firms to pursue?
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17 August 2017 Abdul Basir Faizi Kabul, Kabul Afghanistan
Who I am Use of CTB
Afghan Civil Society and Human Rights activist, currently working as Manager of Policy and Advocacy for Counterpart Intentional.
I use the Community Tool Boox improve the knowledge of civil society activists on issues related to advocacy such as coalition building.

I am thankful of Community Tool Box for the support they provide to civil society activists.

In solidarity,
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19 July 2017 David Diwan-Masih Lahore, Punjab 54762 Pakistan
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a Christian worker engaged in various things, publishing, training, community organizing etc. I am from Lahore, Pakistan, as you can note from my contact information above. I am working for the emancipation of bonded labour in Pakistan and numerous things. I am now the General Manager of a Christian publishing house and Executive Director of Christian Foundation that is doing various activities.
I came across Community Tool Box quite some while ago and now I have come across it once again. I have not read every bit of it but have browsed the table of contents and see that most of the stuff, almost all of it, can be used for my purposes, I am working to bring about alliance of small Churches that are not part of big denominations. I am also working for the bonded labour working at the brick kilns and agriculture farms. And there are other things also. I was looking for some ready made stuff that, with, may be, some modification, can be used.
I am writing to to express my gratification for this great work of yours. I have subscribed to ctb eNewsletter and look forwarded to benefiting from it. I will share any good stories that will emerge.
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18 July 2017 TIANA RATNAWATI Tasikmalaya, West Java 62 Indonesia
Who I am Use of CTB
I'm a mother, a housewife, and freelancer. I am interested in health issues, especially maternal and child health, and I am also very interested in the media. I have been in the HIV AIDS campaign for quite a while and have experienced many challenges.
I just got to know this tool recently. I want to use it in media advocacy training for health activists in my city
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17 July 2017 Karen Cahn Long Island City, New York 11101 USA
Who I am Use of CTB
I am a supervising attorney at a non-profit law firm struggling for financial sustainability where the mission of the project seems to becoming secondary to "making money" due to new direction of recent management.
Looking at your site to get creative ideas in funding and information about balancing mission with sustainability. Learning a lot and becoming inspired.
Thank you.
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20 June 2017 Vanessa Gómez Carranza Heredia, Heredia Costa Rica
Who I am Use of CTB
I am the HR Project Coordinator at Align Technology and have experience in facilitating workshops.
We are going to launch a leadership program at work and would like to make use of the developing facilitation skills and Techniques For Leading Group Discussions material. We are writing to request permission to use and adapt the material to fit our purposes and branding. We will make sure to refer to the appropriate copyright language, as per your indications. Kindly let us know whether we can proceed.
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20 June 2017 Larry Stewart North Bay, Ontario P1B8Z4 Canada
Who I am Use of CTB
We are non-profit college offering online and campus programs. Instructors and students will utilize tool box.
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15 June 2017 Stephanie Quattrini Canberra, ACT 2612 Australia
Who I am Use of CTB
I am the Compeer Officer for ACT (Australian Capital Territory). I match trained volunteers with people living with mental health issues, as part of a friendship programme.
I've been training volunteers for a long time but there is always something new to learn and the Community Tool Box is an excellent resource. it deals with complex issues in a clear and concise way rather than resorting to the lowest common denominator. Hope that makes sense...,.
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14 June 2017 peris Nyambura Nairobi, Nairobi +254 Kenya
Who I am Use of CTB
I am Founder and CEO for world Radiance International, I join community tool box so that I am empowering towards the achievement of our objectives especially through our approach of community leadership dialogue purposed to create peace and coexistence through unity in diversity.
Training and Advocation for heathy communities in our citizen network forum.

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