Since its foundation in 1997, the Viva e Deixe Viver Association brings in its mission, vision, values, and practices humanized and organized efforts for different sectors to talk and cooperate in favor of social welfare and the best quality of life that can and should be enjoyed in several areas.
Based on the training of volunteers and with the goal of building a more egalitarian society, walking together with public policies, understanding their civic purposes was paramount to achieve the goal and go beyond, with awareness, commitment, and constancy in all our actions.
Public policies promoted within the Viva e Deixe Viver Association:
Humanization in Health - in 1998, the association demanded public policies for humanization (HUMANIZA-SUS) in hospital care, counting on the support of important networks such as the Children's Institute at the University of São Paulo's Hospital das Clínicas, AACD-Association for Assistance to Disabled Children, and Emílio Ribas Hospital, in São Paulo, where this story of storytelling began.
AHospital Pedagogical Care (Article 13 of resolution 2/2001 of the National Board of Basic Education at the National Council of Education) - has always been a focus and a positive differential in our preparation method, since more than 63% of the patients seen by the association annually are in their early childhood (0 - 6 years old).
Toy libraries (playrooms) - The right to quality education, literacy, and information have also expanded into playful activities and, hand in hand with the encouragement of reading, the hospital toy libraries (Law 11.104) have guaranteed even more space for development and inclusion. Over 25,000 books have been read with the patients, their families, and the health and education professionals who take part in the necessary conversation circles. Already aware of its importance, we ended up winning in this niche, good partnerships with the Psychiatry Institute of the Clinics Hospital of São Paulo and the Nursing School of the University of São Paulo, where we developed the game "I Tell!" (Eu Conto) as an alternative to the construction of narratives, allowing, through means of interactivity and dialogue for many patients to express themselves, tell and listen to stories, even those with more difficulty on attention or socialization. brinquedotecas hospitalares (Lei 11.104) garantiram ainda mais espaço de desenvolvimento e inclusão. São mais de 25 mil livros lidos com o paciente, sua família e os profissionais da saúde e educação que participam das necessárias rodas de conversa. Já conscientes de sua importância, acabamos por ganhar nesse nicho, boas parcerias com o Instituto de Psiquiatria do Hospital das Clínicas de SP e a Escola de Enfermagem da Universidade de São Paulo, onde desenvolvemos o Jogo Eu conto! como alternativa à construção de narrativas, permitindo que, por meio de interatividade e diálogo, vários pacientes pudessem se expressar, contar e ouvir histórias, mesmo aqueles com mais dificuldade de atenção ou socialização.
The purposes and projects that started out focused on the health realm and have been extended, with each advance and each breakthrough, to culture and education as well. This way, the Viva e Deixe Viver Association is also, Viva & Eduque, earning the label of cultural spot wherever it conducts its activities, inside or outside its headquarters in São Paulo. Wherever we are alive we produce culture and love for art.
Also, as a characteristic of the perspective focused on social welfare in its amplitude of interactions, all our projects are aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (UN), . so that it is correct to say that we believe in and create a better world with every action.