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New Schools for Belmopan, Stann Creek & Toledo Print E-mail
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Thursday, 17 March 2016 00:00

Ground-breaking ceremonies for new schools in Belmopan, Stann Creek and Toledo are scheduled throughout this week. Funding for the construction of six government schools has been made available through grant-funds from the Caribbean Development Bank under the bank’s Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF 7) programme.

This means that students in the respective communities will have easier access to a better learning environment; enable schools to address the increasing demand of enrollment, alleviate over-crowding and thus enable the country’s future leaders to further boost their learning skills.

A ground-breaking ceremony will be held for Santa Cruz’s New Government Pre-School and Primary School and Trio’s Pre-School and Primary School on Friday, March 18. A similar ceremony already took place for the Kuxlin-Ha Pre-School and Primary School in Belmopan on Tuesday, March 15. Officials for the ground-breaking ceremonies in Belmopan were Hon. John Saldivar, Minister of National Security and Area Representative; Hon. Patrick Faber, Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports; representatives of the Social Investment Fund and Ms. Shirlene Wilshire, school Principal.

Ground-breaking ceremonies for schools in Trio and Santa Cruz will be held at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm respectively. Officials will include Hon. Patrick Faber, Hon Tracy Taegar Panton, Minister of State, Economic Development, Petroleum, Investment, Trade and Commerce; the Executive Director of the Social Investment Fund and other school officials.