Tue, 03/06/2012 - 14:04

Excerpt from Sheree Kukai, San Ignacio Rotary

Cornerstone is an NGO see link http://www.cornerstonefoundationbelize.org/
I still am in setting this up because it is Easter Break we are having trouble getting kids - but it will be Primary age children. I would say 7 - 12 age range.

It will probably run from 9- 3  ( if we do that we will need to feed children )

The sports day which is when the group will switch - one day sports one day arts.  Will be at St. Barnabas.  (we will have to figure lunch for these kids too)

I can buy blackboard paint and you will be doing the blackboards at St. Hilda's.

I spoke with Eve the Principal at Sacred Heart and she is working on Interact Club we can fit this in schedule when we do filter - I have to work on this too as most filters are already done but I have presentation and will have kids do something.  

- What kids could bring.

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 17:29

From Wendy Andrews (Glenora) We would love to have some Vol-un-travelers join our playground builds! 

Two playground builds are coming up:
March 15-22     Belmopan
April 22-29    Franks Eddy  near Belize City

The Dates for the next round of playground builds for this group has not been set but will be Nov. 2012 or Feb/March of 2013.  One of the locations that has been predetermined is Punta Gorda.

John Vrolijk (Sherwood Park) Rotary will be taking his Salsbury Compositie Interact Group to Belize in March.  Larry and Patrice Johnson (Camrose Daybreak Rotary) and Camrose Daybreak Interacters will be heading to Belize early April.  we look forward to their updates and stories.


Mon, 03/05/2012 - 16:01

Congratulations to Leduc Nisku Rotary Club and Calmar Interactors...check out the smiling faces.   



Fri, 02/24/2012 - 08:53

Hi Everyone,

As you may know, this year I'm the President of a group at my school called Interact, a kind of student-run junior Rotary club that organizes various volunteering and leadership projects for its members. Some of our current local projects include a literacy program at Coronation school, a teen mentorship program through Big Brothers Big Sisters, and volunteering at Kids' Kottage and the Stollery Hospital.

But our biggest project is on an international scale: supporting and improving the education system in Belize. For the past 5+ years we have been sponsoring 2 schools in this country, Eden Primary and Ocean Academy, and have raised thousands of dollars to build classrooms, a computer lab, cover student tuition, purchase school supplies, and even more.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 17:18

The playground equipment arrived yesterday.....by this time today they will have all the poles in. Belize high school students are working with the canadian interact students to design a sustainable play program.  I am very excited about the fact that the Dangriga Rotary Club where we installed in Nov 2010 are active advisors to the village council of Hopkins and the school proncipal in Hopkins Wayne Casomiro to ensure a successful build.  When we do the Punta gorda build next year we will engage the help of the Placencia Rotary Club where we had another very successful build in 2010.  All goods from the container have been successfully delivered.

Included on this container were math manipulatives to be delivered to the 16 pilot schools.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 11:41

News from Steven Lindop, Nisku Leduc Rotary Club - I fly to Belize February 21 with 12 Interactors. We are building a playground in Hopkins, lining up a build at Eden Primary in Santa Elena for March 2013 and arranging for netbooks and a wireless router for the library in Bullet Tree Falls.

The container also contains 60 boxes of mathematics manipulatives for the 16 pilot schools.  These will be distributed in the coming weeks.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:26

Belize Literacy Project 5370 November
December 2011 Professional Development Workshop and Curriculum Piloting: Final Report and Recommendations.

Courtney Hughes, Science Curriculum and PD lead, Rotary 5370
Jeff Semenchuk, Math Curriculum and PD Lead, Rotary 5370

Executive Summary

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:06

On the road from Otoxha


Some students in rural Belize have to be up and on the bus by 5:15AM to attend high school, returning home at 5PM.  Fortunately, many in southern Toledo, can attend the Cororcon Technical High School. This gives them hours to sleep, study and work with their family.  Three years ago, the school was opened and it serves over 12 villages.  The principal focus studies on rural agriculture, construction and other practical courses in addition to their regular studies.

You will find large gardens, orchards, as well as a building that is under construction.  The building will be put to use on the campus when finished and another started to serve the needs of the school.  Electricity to power their computers is provided by a generator due to the remote location.   Access to the internet requires a satellite based ISP but that is in the future. 

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:05

Corozan Government High School

On our return trip from St. Mark’s Primary School in Otoxha we stopped at the Corazona Government High School. The principal, Diego Bol, was very welcoming and provided our group with a brief tour, noting if we had arrived earlier in the day we would have enjoyed a tour of the eco-garden the students had built along the hillside behind the school.

We were hungry when we arrived and fortunately the students had Mayan sweet buns and rice milk for sale as a fundraiser.

The principal gave a quick tour of four classrooms and the computer lab.  A poster in one of the classrooms read; “Go for the moon; if you don’t get there you will still be heading for a star”.  The principal endorses the philosophy that children should learn basic life skills such as gardening, raising chickens, carpentry, construction as well as academic subjects.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:04

Friday, November 25, 2011
Rotary/Belize Leadership Math Science Curriculum Workshop feedback from participants

Question: How can we help as principals to implement the revised curriculum?

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