Dequeni Category

PARAGUAY, Maria Fischer with material from www.dequeni.org.py • The scholarship campaign “Help them shape their future” is Dequení’s fundraising initiative seeking to join forces, supporting children’s education at the beginning of the school cycle. It consists in contributing only 500.000 Guaraníes (75,00 € / 85.00 USD) that can be made by credit card at the website of Dequeni  or via Fundraisingbox. — “Jefferson had the opportunity that my other children did not have, and now I understand the value of early stimulation, because my son has changed,” Felipa related how she accompaniedRead More
PARAGUAY, Dequeni • Anderson, a boy with big dimples, captures us with his tenderness and warmth, and he motivates us to continue to work so that more children will also grow in an adequate surrounding and receive support for their education. Anderson participated in one of Dequení’s programs that seek to improve the quality of the education for the most vulnerable children. — In the last 30 years, Dequení has worked to protect and care for the children who live in the most vulnerable conditions. The activities began on theRead More
PARAGUAY, Verónica Gutiérrez • For many schools in South America, the month of March signals the return to classes. Summer is over, and the days are growing cooler. In their own way, every country prepares in beginning a new school year, and Paraguay is no exception, but it is in a special case: Dequení. — The Dequení Foundation works to protect and care for vulnerable children. It was born out of a group of young Schoenstatt members that organized activities in the streets, and then it grew into a significantRead More
PARAGUAY, Dequení and editorial team • Two teenage girls from Arroyos y Esteros, and San Ignacio, Misiones, took the voices of children and youths from Paraguay to the End Violence Solutions Summit on 14 and 15 February in Stockholm, Sweden. The Swedish Government in cooperation with the Global Alliance and Global Partnership to end the violence against children gathering organized the event. This is about Ángeles (17) and Leticia (15), active leaders in their communities, through Canadian Christian Foundation for Children and Aldeas Infantiles SOS (SOS Children’s Villages) Paraguay, respectively.Read More
PARAGUAY, Dequeni • On 9 May, within the framework of “Rebuild Hope,” the Dequení foundation inaugurated a works of improvement of their “Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary” community center located in Ypané. This center suffered serious cracks and separation in the roof and walls, because of deterioration and the continuous storms during last year. This is the third center that was reconditioned through this initiative. Board members and Dequení Foundation personnel attended the ceremony, and they carried out the ribbon cutting; representatives of the Paraguayan Chamber of Real Estate DevelopersRead More
PARAGUAY, Andreza Ortigoza/Maria Fischer • A day in March at Dequení Central House in Fernando de la Mora and celebrating the start of classes and a few days after launching the updated institutional website, another step was taken in the area of communication by means of a communication training workshop for fifteen Dequení officials based on Fr. Joseph Kentenich’s proposal for the model of communication. Maria Fischer, who has a degree in social sciences and is editor-in-chief of schoenstatt.org, presented the workshop. She committed to spreading the news about Dequeni’sRead More
PARAGUAY, Maria Fischer with material from the bulletin of Fundación en Alianza • It is a work of mercy:  Instruct the ignorant.  In the catechesis of the general audience on 23 November, the first one after the closing of the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis said: “How many children suffer from lack of education? It is a condition of grave injustice which undermines the very dignity of the person. Without education, one easily falls prey to exploitation and various social disadvantages. The Church, over the course of centuries, has feltRead More
PARAGUAY, vía Dequeni.org.py • Within the framework of “Rebuild Hope” Campaign, the Dequení foundation held a groundbreaking ceremony to begin the work to improve “Costa Sosa” (Luque) and “Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary (Ypané) community centers, with the support received from businesses and generous donors. These community centers suffered serious damage to the roof and walls due to deterioration from the constant storms during the past year; as a result, Dequení transferred their activities to temporary locations. Thus at the beginning of this year, the Foundation proposed to implementRead More
PARAGUAY, Maria Fischer • “For me, Dequení is a blessing.  Thanks for making it possible for me to be here.” Every spring, the children from Dequení usually greet supporters with messages like that of 9-year-old Sofia, inviting them to be joyful and for rebirth.  This time, they surprised them during training at the Central House in Fernando de la Mora. Dequení is a blessing for thousands of Paraguayan children, children who come from families of limited resources. Children forced to drop out of school, or those who never see theRead More
PARAGUAY, by Andreza Ortigoza and Maria Fischer • Inspired children create murals, write or paint what Dequení means to them. “A help for me and my family” — “Dequení is love” — “Dequení is my family”… “This is Dequení week” an enthusiastic Maura says as she writes her everyday experiences and joys. This is Dequení week, celebrating its 31st anniversary of service to thousands of children in Paraguay who live in poor conditions. It is also the week of the Night of Bread and Wine, or simply Dequení Night. ThisRead More