DEVON YOUNG Reporting: A number of primary schools in the Corozal district have receive much needed teaching aids courtesy a visiting group from the United States.
Resource Center International, a group of Rotarians, has been coming to Belize for a while now to help out with much needed assistance to schools, and on this their seventh mission, 11 primary Schools in the Corozal District are benefitting from their benevolence.
According to Amber Fisher who is the Director of the Ohio Rotary Club, the initiative is the brainchild of Mel Hunick who coordinates the collection of the necessary resources needed by the different educational institutions.
Computer donations (Corozal)
“He gets them from many different sources such as libraries and businesses that donate computers and software,” says Fisher.
“He has to be resourceful to put it altogether,” she says.
After collecting all of the supplies, the donation is then shipped off to Belize for distribution and members of the group who come down with the supplies assist in setting them up at the different schools.
According to Karen Hu Chin, principal of San Antonio Government School, the donations will be of great help in accomplishing a computer lab at the institution.
Other schools that received assistance this week are the Paraiso RC School, Church of Christ and Caledonia RC Schools.
“It’s encouraging to see the dedication of the teachers and administrators,” says Fisher, pointing out that she is confident that “many important things will be accomplished, so it is good to be helping.”
Exciting Track & Field Meet
Track & Field Meet
The Rotary Club of Belize, Sunrise, in conjunction with Body 2000 is hosting a Track and Field Meet this coming Saturday in Belize City.
The event is scheduled to start at 8:30 am at the Marion Jones Sport Complex on Princess Margaret Drive and will include Sprints, Long Distance runs, Long and Triple Jumps and Shot Put Throws.
Organizers say that small cash prizes will be offered to first place winners in the Junior and Senior categories.
Persons interested in taking part in the Saturday's Track and Field Meet are asked to contact Kandice Laurian Morrison at telephone number 620-5049 or via Facebook.
Athletes from outside of Belize City who wish to take part in the event area also asked to contact Kandice to make arrangements for transportation.
A bus is scheduled to travel from Dangriga to Belize City for those wishing to attend and take part in the Track and Field Meet.
The sixth annual Organic Fair, organized by Sustainable Harvest International, takes place this Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1 in Punta Gorda town.
On Friday from 8 am to 11 am there will be an Organic Forum at the PG Multi-Purpose building.
Friday afternoon between 2 pm and 4 pm there will be visits to organic farms.
Then on Saturday, there will be display and information booths at the PG Central Park where the general public can come out to learn more about Organic Farming.
See you there.