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A new resources center for the Alberts Print E-mail
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Friday, 17 May 2019 00:00

It was an emotional moment for Hon. Tracy Panton as she accepted a 30-thousand-dollar contribution from the Republic of China on Taiwan, presented by Ambassador to Belize Remus Chen. The finances will see the upgrading of the Albert Care Center. Speaking to those gathered, Minister Panton explained that the location was her family home and that her parents had served the Belizean public from that location, both being doctors. She noted that it was her father, Dr. Leroy Taegar’s wish, before he died, that the location at some point be used in the service of the community. Minister Panton said that she made the commitment that the family would somehow find a way to have his wishes fulfilled. She explained that having the center opened was then, a meaningful gesture as Dr. Taegar’s wishes were being fulfilled.

With seven schools in the area, Minister Panton explained that the new Albert CARE Centre will offer a safe space for primary and secondary students to do home work, research, have access to tutoring, mentorship, counselling services and whatever support that can be given to young persons in their personal academic life.

The project had been submitted to the Taiwanese embassy a year ago and will see the equipping of the center for its proper functioning. Minister Panton explained that they are now actively making proposals for repairs to be done to the building to ensure that the center can be used for many years to come.

He re-stated that the government of Taiwan was open to support the project as it will benefit the young people of the community.