Viva's global work with vulnerable children is cutting edge. With over 16 years of experience, Viva has figured out how to bring together, enlarge and deepen, the huge grassroots response to children at risk. By organizing once-isolated grassroots organizations and projects serving children into viable, mature networks united around a common vision and purpose, they are able to literally transform the lives of children as well as the communities in which they live. A network is able to combine the skills and talents of hundreds of people and leaders as well as leverage resources, multiplying its impacts several times over at different levels. The best thing is that these networks become a strong voice on behalf of children and can eventually work on initiatives that begin to SOLVE children at risk issues, in the areas of safety, health, and education. Working together is not a new concept - but working together effectively and consistently, through high quality training and measuring the influences and impacts on children and their communities, is cutting edge!! Read the stories at viva.org!!
VIVA's approach to networking, cooperating and capacity building for local agencies working with vulnerable children is a model of effective and efficient use of resources. The best solutions for dealing with vulnerable children are those developed in local communities. With VIVA's support local agencies are better equipped to carry out their important missions. With a combination of program outreach, capacity building and advocacy VIVA creates a multiplier affect, enhancing and enabling the best possilbe local programs.