National 4H Youth Development Center holds orientation in Belmopan Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00

“Getting Back to our Roots with a focus on Agriculture, skills and leadership!”

Such is the theme aptly coined for the National 4H Youth Development Center in Belmopan for the 2017-2018 period; as announced during orientation for both trainees and parents.

Over a dozen students from across Belize showed up on Monday, September 18, to get guidance from both the staff and teachers at the educational institution that will bring the agriculture vocation as its main focus.

We now “Go back to fully agriculture as well as skills development and leadership of our young people,” announced Mr. Martin Castillo, who is now the acting Manager of the National 4H Youth Development Center in Belmopan.

The 4H Center at the Agricultural Show Grounds is run under the Department of Youth with full subsidy from the Government of Belize. Students are about to start on a full ten month course ‘on the farm’ experience that will focus on fostering technical skills in gardening, small livestock rearing, agro food processing. Both remedial math and English are also offered at the Belmopan 4H Center as side courses.