managed by T. Hecker (Communication)
A network of psychologists, psychotherapists and scientists has formed the NGO vivo international (www.vivo.org). We campaign for prevention and coping of psychological consequences of traumatic stress and adverse life conditions in childhood. We closely colloborate with different universities and follow the state-of-the-art of scientific knowledge. vivo international has accomplished a number of project focusing on mental health, child upbringing, violence prevention and psychotherapy with diverse beneficiaries in many countries (e.g. Tanzania, DR Congo, Afghanistan or Sri Lanka). The goal of our activities is to develop appropriate and feasible psychological interventions and to train local personnel. Through training of local personnel we ensure that people in disadvantaged regions of the world receive psychological support.
Even though there were no new contributions so far this year, our school counsellor Hilder continued to work with the children at the primary school. She also visits the children in the orphanage and pays special attention to them. For some classes, she offers project weeks on topics such as friendship (with prevention parts on sexual assaults) and talking and learning together (with prevention parts on bullying).
Also the school management and the school authority, the diocese of Iringa, see the importance of Hilder's work as a school counsellor. When a secondary school was opened, a new school counsellor was hired for this school as well.
To enable Hilders work as a school counsellor continuously we need your support.