Belize Literacy Project

 

Together, Rotary Clubs from Canada, USA, and Belize are furthering the educational goals of youth.  The awarding of scholarships is described in an article from a local Belizean newspaper, the San Ignacio Star.

 

The following is an excerpt from the San Ignacio [Belize] Star Newspaper about the awarding of scholarships made possible by donations from local Rotary Clubs including the Edmonton Rotary Club, Urban Spirits.  The project was put together by the Vegreville Rotary Club and administered through number of Rotary Clubs in Belize.

 

Page 18 - STAR Newspaper- Tel:- 626-8822 & 626-3788 - Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com - Sunday, September 20, 2009

BY: John Acott

SAN IGNACIO TOWN,

Friday, September 18, 2009:

 

Six local high school students were invited to a breakfast meeting of the Rotary Club of San Ignacio on the 17 th September, where they were guests of honour of the Rotarians on their achievement in becoming the latest Rotary scholars.

 

The Standard VI teachers and principal from each of the six Primary Schools of Santa Elena and San Ignacio nominated candidates from their respective schools. From these candidates, the Rotary Rafael Cal Memorial Scholarship Committee, based upon the merits of the candidate's applications and recommendations, selected six of these candidates as 2009/10 Rotary Scholars.

 

The Rotary Club of San Ignacio is currently sponsoring 19 children through 4 years of

high school education in San Ignacio and Santa Elena. The high cost of this programme is met by local Rotary fundraising; from Rotarians in America and Canada; and from individuals; all of whom recognise the importance of education for a child's future prospects in life.

 

The six Rotary scholars signed a contract agreeing to work hard at school, be respectful to teachers and elders and to perform 10 hours of community service each semester. The scholars are required to maintain a respectable level of proficiency in their studies to remain in the programme and Rotary will provide tutors and mentors to assist them as needed throughout their four years of schooling.

 

The children were congratulated by the President of the Rotary Club of San Ignacio,

Dan Habet, and were given an inspirational speech on the importance of education to their future by the Chief Education Officer in the Ministry of Education, Christopher Aird.

 

e following is an excerpt from the San Ignacio [Belize] Star Newspaper about the awarding of scholarships made possible by donations from local Rotary Clubs including the Edmonton Rotary Club, Urban Spirits.  The project was put together by the Vegreville Rotary Club and administered through number of Rotary Clubs in Belize.

 

Page 18 - STAR Newspaper- Tel:- 626-8822 & 626-3788 - Email:starnewspaper@gmail.com - Sunday, September 20, 2009

BY: John Acott

SAN IGNACIO TOWN,

Friday, September 18, 2009:

 

Six local high school students were invited to a breakfast meeting of the Rotary Club of San Ignacio on the 17 th September, where they were guests of honour of the Rotarians on their achievement in becoming the latest Rotary scholars.

 

The Standard VI teachers and principal from each of the six Primary Schools of Santa Elena and San Ignacio nominated candidates from their respective schools. From these candidates, the Rotary Rafael Cal Memorial Scholarship Committee, based upon the merits of the candidate's applications and recommendations, selected six of these candidates as 2009/10 Rotary Scholars.

 

The Rotary Club of San Ignacio is currently sponsoring 19 children through 4 years of

high school education in San Ignacio and Santa Elena. The high cost of this programme is met by local Rotary fundraising; from Rotarians in America and Canada; and from individuals; all of whom recognise the importance of education for a child's future prospects in life.

 

The six Rotary scholars signed a contract agreeing to work hard at school, be respectful to teachers and elders and to perform 10 hours of community service each semester. The scholars are required to maintain a respectable level of proficiency in their studies to remain in the programme and Rotary will provide tutors and mentors to assist them as needed throughout their four years of schooling.

 

The children were congratulated by the President of the Rotary Club of San Ignacio,

Dan Habet, and were given an inspirational speech on the importance of education to their future by the Chief Education Officer in the Ministry of Education, Christopher Aird.