PARAGUAY, Fr. Pedro Kühlcke/mf •
Paraguay was one of the first countries in the Americas to apply restrictive measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. On March 11th, it suspended the activities in educational institutions and events of massive attendance, and a week later it decreed the total isolation of the population, with exceptions for those who carry out essential work and need to be supplied. What about the young people of the Mother House of Tuparenda? —
They had to suspend activities a long time ago. These activities offer young people just out of prison the first opportunity of a lifetime, the chance to learn a new skill, get off drugs, start living a dignified life.
The educators call their children every day on the phone to keep in touch.
On Monday, March 23rd, they called them, on a staggered schedule, to avoid crowds, to give them food kits and hygiene products.
“We do not yet know when we will be able to resume classes and workshops…”, says Fr.Pedro Kühlcke “I was told that the boys are fine, taking care of themselves.
I don’t want to put my son at risk
A special moment was the arrival of the mother of one of the boys to fetch the food. She preferred to come herself, just in case. Here the police are very strict in restricting the movement of people in the street.
The mother did not want to put her son at risk.
The mother of Tuparenda, Maria, will not put her children at risk either.