Corona Update on Costa Rica

Simone Dollinger and Angel Román with daughter Alma. The two have been working for Mission 21 in Costa Rica since 2018. Photo: Mission 21

Simone Dollinger and Angel Román work at the partner organization UBL in Costa Rica. Together with other church organizations, Mission 21's partner organizations have responded to the current situation and are supporting people in need, especially refugees, who often work in the informal sector and are finding it particularly difficult during the Corona pandemic. On a positive note, despite or perhaps because of e-learning, on average twice as many students have registered for the theological courses at UBL as before the pandemic.

Stay optimistic and creative

Physical distancing" is not always easy in the private sphere either, especially since daughter Alma misses playing with other children. Going shopping is also not always easy and requires a lot of time and patience. For months now, Costa Rica has made masks compulsory in all indoor spaces except at home or in restaurants. Gatherings of up to six people are allowed. The Dollinger family remains creative and tries to stay confident and positive: "Movement is also important, of course, and when it's not pouring rain, we think up ball games, competitions or games of skill, or dance around the apartment to loud music ...".

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