Belize Tourism Board Hosts Children’s Christmas Party at Tourist Village Print E-mail
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Thursday, 07 December 2017 00:00

The Belize Tourism Board hosted 200 children from 10 different primary schools in Belize City at the Fort Street Tourist Village (FSTV) for a children’s Christmas party on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. This year marks BTB’s 14th year for the Holiday Gift Project. BTB works with the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) to bring a form of Christmas cheer to needy children.

According to Maria Guerra, Cruise Coordinator, BTB, the BTB worked along with the Ministry of Education to identify 10 needy schools. From each school, 20 students were chosen to participate in the initiative. In an effort to spread the cheer around, 10 different schools are chosen each year. The beneficiaries for this year’s Holiday Gift Project are students from the Saint John’s Anglican Primary School, Unity Presbyterian, Central Christian, Muslim Community Primary, Wesley Lower Primary, James Garbutt, Buttonwood Bay Primary, Bethel Primary, Salvation Army, and Calvary Temple.

The BTB also worked with the Carnival Cruise Line to execute this year’s event. A total of 25 crew members from the ship were present at the event and assisted. At this year’s Holiday Gift Project, each child and teacher received transportation to and from the FSTV sponsored by Premier Charter and Tours, entertainment was done by Ozzy the Clown, a meal, face painting, gifts, and a train ride on the Calypso Train.