We are the salt of the PLANET Earth

Among the indigenous peoples and local communities, salt has a deep socio-cultural, ecological and spiritual meaning. Salt plays a great role in ritual purity through cleansing and restoring harmonious relationship between people and Planet Earth. The world today needs the same salt to bring meaning to life and to re-connect the humans with true sense of who they are. We are the salt; the Society for Alternative Learning & Transformation (SALT) - Simon Mitambo, CEO, SALT.

"...natural phenomenon have slowly lost their symbolic implications. Thunder is no longer the voice of an angry god, nor is lightening his avenging missile. No river contains a spirit, no trees contain the life principle, no snake contains the embodiment of wisdom, no mountain cave is the home of the great demon. No voices now speak to man from stones, plants and animals, nor does the man speak to them believing they can hear. Man's contact with nature has gone, and with it has gone the profound emotional energy that this symbolic connection supplied.”

~ JAMES HOLLIS

Vision

SALT envisages resilient communities living in harmony with Mother Nature and conscious of their inherent rights to self-determination in decision making.

Mission

SALT engages communities using diverse nature-based experiential learning methodologies to interrogate mind-sets with regards to depths and transformation.

Core Values

  • SALT is an organization that supports and builds relationships and links indigenous peoples and local communities that share a common vision and values.
  • SALT derives its strength and orientation from diverse cultures and the natural world and has great respect for the rights of nature and dignity of humans.
  • SALT values reflections, experiential learning, creativity and innovations and transformation
  • SALT strives to evolve, promote and share experiential learning and best practices.
  • SALT stands for Integrity, Solidarity, Reciprocity, Resilience, Commitment and for Free Prior and Informed Consent.

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