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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,  Blanca Lila Gómez de Gamarra, teacher • The school has really become my second home over the years, and I have done the best to provide a mother’s sheltering atmosphere for my students, to be a sister to my colleagues: in other words, to provide a family as Fr. Kentenich taught us.— I am Blanca Lila Gómez de Gamarra, an elementary school teacher from Silvio Pettirossi School in Luque. It is still hard to believe that it has been twenty-one years since I introduced myself to my first classroomRead More
Providencia Educational Center

Posted On 19.05.2018In Projects

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URUGUAY, Juan Andrés Nopitsch • Providencia Educational Center, in Montevideo, Uruguay, participated in the first Congress regarding experiences of accompaniment for Uruguay’s public and private high schools’ educational paths; the Council of Secondary Education organized it. — The Congress was held in the Telecommunication Tower with different avenues of participation: offering a conference, participating in round table discussions, or unveiling a poster modality project. The intention was to give teams and educational centers an opportunity to offer a practical, innovative proposal that could enrich the debate and the reflections duringRead 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
GERMANY, Renate Immler und Maria Fischer • Many did not believe in it, a few had doubts … and a few were not deterred, not even by the lack of money, empty information events and skepticism wherever one looked.  If you dream about something very hard, then it’s almost there.  And then it happens, and you know: it is right. Meanwhile, the Josef Kentenich School has existed for five years.  Following the example of the Memhoelzer Conference, a very dynamic school conference held in November 2017.  Along with parents, students,Read More
BURUNDI, Jean de Dieu • On Wednesday, 20 December, hundreds of children from “St. Michael the Archangel” School in Bujumbura went on pilgrimage to the Shrine of Monte Sion Gikingu. Teachers, parents and some guests accompanied them. It was the first time that they had come to the Shrine for Christmas.   Original: German. 29 December 2017. Translation: Celina M. Garza, San Antonio, TX USA. Edited: Melissa Peña-Janknegt, Elgin, TX USARead More
GERMANY, Renate Immler • For a long time it was just a dream, however the readers of schoenstatt.org already know what happens to the dreams of the Kentenich School in Kempten-Leubas. One day they come true, usually more quickly than we expected and often more fully than we could have imagined possible. It was a dream – to have a real stage for the Josef Kentenich School. Now it is there! It was financed by donations and built by volunteers. It was fittingly inaugurated by the Theater-AG with the playRead 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