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Members of the Belize City Council Child Advisory Body receive School Grants Print E-mail
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Thursday, 24 August 2017 00:00

Children of the Child Advisory Body, an arm of the City Council which consists of 13 members, received back to school grants on Thursday, August 15, 2017 at the City Hall. There, Councilor Hyacinth Latchman-Cuellar presented to members of the body who range between the ages of 8 and 17.

Latchman-Cuellar’s portfolio includes everything involving children and she was grateful to be a part of this initiative. The first grant was distributed in 2015 and for each subsequent year, she has played an integral part in the relationship between the city and its youths. This initiative offers a unique approach that equally benefits both parties. The hardworking children have been very active in some decision making that’s related to youth and have all been enthusiastic to help. According to the councilor, the grants are just ways of saying “Thank you.”

The president of the body, Kendice Armstrong, is grateful to be a part of such a proactive group. Armstrong is thankful to the City Council for being one of the first bodies to actually give the children a voice. For her personally, she considers and is grateful for the overall and wholesome experience as well as being granted subsidies.