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Education for Girls in Honduras and the Emotional Effects of the Quarantine

On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about a campaign to help girls in Honduras get an education and also what the emotional effects of the quarantine are.

Lilliam Paetzold is the President and Head of School for Notre Dame Academy Schools, a private, all-girls Catholic elementary and high school founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1949. Lilliam shares with us about the launch of a campaign that Notre Dame Academy is spearheading – the “Women Helping Women Challenge.” This campaign seeks to get the support of girl’s schools across the country to help support other young women in the community of Tegucigalpa, Honduras to attend the Reyes Irene School founded by Sister Maria Rosa Leggol, known as “Sor Maria.”

Jessica Sarowitz is a businesswoman, philanthropist, film producer, and the Managing Partner of 4S Bay Partners LLC, a family office with private holdings in domestic and international payroll, film production and commercial and residential real estate holdings. She is also the Managing Family Director of the Julian Grace Foundation, which funds various philanthropic ventures through high engagement grantmaking to orphanages and clinics in Central America, education programs for foster kids, urban centers with STEAM Education and vocational training, environmental justice projects, and the preservation of Indigenous Culture. Jessica Sarowitz shares with us a bit about her involvement in the “Women Helping Women Challenge” and how she and her colleagues at Miraflores Films will be raising up the story of the Foundress of the Reyes Irene School for Girls – Sister “Sor” Maria Rosa Leggol through a documentary that she is producing on the Franciscan Nun’s life.

Prof. Chris Segrin, Ph.D. is the Professor of Communications and Department Head of Communications, at the University of Arizona in Tucson. During this sixth month of social distancing mandates since the onslaught of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Prof. Segrin shares with us a bit about what some of the long term social and psychological effects on people can be when everything in life goes – and stays – virtual.

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