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    Reopening youth centers in El Salvador

    Day 106

    In Gratitude for Healthy Spaces

    Today, we continue our Thank-a-Thon in El Salvador, where we first launched the Color Movement, our partnership with Catholic Sisters, in 2018. Many of the Sisters we work with run youth centers, places of respite and calm amidst often violent neighborhoods. But many of the centers have been shut down due to COVID-19.

    Reopening the youth centers is something that everyone wants—Sisters, young people, and parents alike. But it’s also a big responsibility for the volunteers who expose their health and safety every day to show up for the youth They’re also role models, showing kids how to follow all the preventive measures and avoid the spread of COVID-19 inside these spaces.

    The volunteers have been preparing themselves to become a trustful source of information and promoters of everyone’s well-being.

    For today, we teamed up with the volunteers and mentors from the youth centers of Apopa and La Chacra communities in El Salvador to make sure that the youth centers have the tools and equipment to regularly check the physical health of all the participants of the centers’ homework club.

    We’ll support these efforts with a First Aid Kit that includes a thermometer, oximeter, tensiometer, face mask, among other medical essentials.

    “We have the case of a young boy that was feeling sick and we didn’t even have aspirin!” said Dorita, a young leader from Apopa. “A First Aid Kit will be of so much help!”

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