|   Posted: March 20, 2020

Young girl holding a mask to her face

Evelyn, an 8-year-old in El Salvador, tries out a mask at an illness-prevention workshop at her Compassion center. In the early stages of the outbreak of COVID-19, many Compassion centers taught parents and children about preventing illness, and distributed vital medical supplies including hand sanitizer and masks. If you’d like, you can read more about how Compassion is responding to COVID-19, and get the latest updates from countries where sponsored children live.