Paraguayan Dolores Vázquez, from 81 years old, she is one who, like so many of her generation, had to postpone her studies to help her parents and her home working. Her The dream was always to be an environmental engineer, but as a result of the demands and precariousness of the time in which she was born, she could not become what she always longed for.
Until now. Because he is taking advantage of the fact that he currently does have time available to be able to dedicate it to his development as a professional. He is even studying at the Polytechnic and Artistic University of Paraguay , where he even does classes.
He only had five subjects to complete the curriculum of his career when unfortunately the coronavirus pandemic arrived in his country. A new reality, which for some people did not mean a great barrier to continue studying, but for her, what technology from another generation and era, yes. The classes were virtual and she didn't even have a computer. A news that was quickly learned by the board, the professors and the other students of his faculty, arriving a short time later at his house located in San Cosme y Damián, Itapúa, with nothing less than a new notebook .
“People from my Faculty saw the publication in the newspaper and today they brought me a computer. If I cry, it's because my 81 years is the first time that I have one (…) Now I am going to be able to follow the virtual classes and hopefully I can now become an environmental engineer, which is what I love so much. I don't take my eyes off the computer, I can't believe it, I'm very happy (…) I always wanted to continue in this career [Ingeniería Ambiental] [because I'm a lover of nature, plants, animals (…) School is difficult, but with good grades, but it cost me because we were a humble family. Then I had to work (…) At 75 years I decided and said 'dreams must be fulfilled' and I fight for them ”
– said Dolores Vázquez to Crónica.com.py –
A woman who her 81 years she lives alone, since she never married and did not have children. Her priority has always been to dedicate herself to her parents and siblings , for now, that she has already worked so hard, to be able to fulfill one of her greatest wishes, which is to become an environmental engineer. . )
Working from a young age he meant delaying make one of his dreams, but never for her was synonymous with abandoning it .
For Dolores Vázquez what comes after receiving the computer is not easy either. Because before catching up on your studies, you must first learn quickly how to use the notebook , to get the most out of it. Fortunately, you can count on Fátima Santacruz, who will help you and teach you how to use the computer equipment. “She does everything she can to learn quickly, He is very intelligent (…) The concept is that he can take virtual classes and finish the degree he is studying ”, said his computer teacher, young person who has her as a reference and example for many of the community in which they reside.