Space to Grow: Learning Spaces

During the COVID -19 pandemic, 188 countries imposed countrywide school closures affecting more than 1.6 billion children and young people At least a third of the world’s schoolchildren – 463 million children globally – were unable to access remote learning. The actual number of students who could not be reached is likely significantly higher than this estimate.[1] … More Space to Grow: Learning Spaces

Viva Child and Family Phone Mentoring Phase 2: Theme 3 – Staying Safe under Pressure

Why offer this session? This session looks at how families can minimise some of the key child protection risks emerging from the pressures of the pandemic. When families are struggling with finance, stress and social pressure, they may resort to negative coping strategies such as child labour, trafficking or early marriage – this session helps … More Viva Child and Family Phone Mentoring Phase 2: Theme 3 – Staying Safe under Pressure

Viva Child and Family Phone Mentoring Phase 2: Theme 2 – Coping with Loss

Why offer this session? This Mentoring Session is about helping families to cope with grief and loss. During COVID -19, we have all been touched by loss in different ways and some of the families you have been mentoring may have lost loved ones. This phone mentoring session is not designed to offer bereavement counselling … More Viva Child and Family Phone Mentoring Phase 2: Theme 2 – Coping with Loss

Viva Child and Family Phone Mentoring Phase 2: Theme 1 – Finding Hope in Hard Times

Why offer this session? Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, families are under a kind of stress that many may not have ever experienced before. Even when times are tough, all parents have strengths they can build on with the right support. When parents thrive, they can give their children what they need to grow up … More Viva Child and Family Phone Mentoring Phase 2: Theme 1 – Finding Hope in Hard Times

Viva’s Child and Family Phone Mentoring Programme: Phase 2 – Connecting In

The COVID-19 pandemic has become a longer-term crisis which has specific impacts on children and families. Phase 2 of the Viva Child and Family Phone Mentoring Programme – ‘Connecting In’ is designed to pick up on these issues and connect families to longer-term and more in-depth support. This is done by linking them with a … More Viva’s Child and Family Phone Mentoring Programme: Phase 2 – Connecting In

Viva Child and Family Phone Mentoring Programme: Training Videos

In addition to the materials provided here, you may want to use these training videos produced by Viva, to equip your mentors. The videos are produced to be used in two sessions, and can work for both individual or group training. Each video session should last for about 30 minutes including discussion time. The sessions … More Viva Child and Family Phone Mentoring Programme: Training Videos

Viva Phone Mentoring Programme: Adapted materials for use with children with disabilities

Thanks to Viva’s partnership with Embrace the Middle East and their Lebanese partner, SKILD, the conversation guides for the Phone Mentoring programme are now available in an adapted form for use with children with learning difficulties and learning disabilities. These should be used in conjunction with the programme guidelines and additional call materials for each … More Viva Phone Mentoring Programme: Adapted materials for use with children with disabilities

Viva’s Child and Family Phone Mentoring Programme

Through this programme, volunteers mentor children and adults in the same family using resources sent to phones and via phone calls. The phone calls are designed to be participatory and engaging and support proactive action for the family on each topic. Mentors complete 8 phone calls including the introduction and closing call with six phone … More Viva’s Child and Family Phone Mentoring Programme

Guidance notes for networks during COVID-19

Find Viva’s growing collection of guidance notes for network-based emergency response here. This page will be updated regularly with new materials. Developing child-focused projects during COVID-19 Basic needs assistance projects during COVID-19 Further resources Also see Viva’s dedicated COVID-19 response pages here: Responding together to COVID-19: How can we protect children? Responding together to COVID-19: … More Guidance notes for networks during COVID-19