CITCO forges Partnership with Excelsior High School Print E-mail
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Written by The Guardian   
Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00

Mayor Darrell BradleyThe Belize City Council is signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Belize City Council and Excelsior High School on Thursday, June 13th at the grounds of Excelsior High School on Faber’s Road in Belize City, Belize. 

The event will feature the formal signing of the MOU, the opening of a renovated computer lab where the Mayor will present a donation from the City Council of six new computers and the unveiling of internal sidewalks and drainage for the high school done by City Council employees.  The City Council is also painting the entire school building and has committed to carry out a series of activities, including providing green space and a picnic area, raising the basketball court, providing one full scholarship to a tertiary level institution in Belize, providing three summer internships for students to work at the City Council’s planning department, donating sporting equipment and, working to set up a formal after school activities. 

The MOU and related activities is part of a larger project being coordinated by the Belize City Council, UNICEF and Restore Belize to carry out a series of intervention activities in the Faber’s Road Area of Belize City.  The larger project will include the cementing of major streets in the area with works already completed on Faber’s Road and commencing now on Nurse Findley Crescent and Gill Street.  The project will also see the renovation of the Cumberbatch Field and painting homes in the area and assisting with area businesses.  The MOU with Excelsior is part of the strategic plan for the project to partner with assets within the community, including schools and church organizations to uplift the community. 

The Mayor intends to replicate this partnership with schools throughout the city if the partnership is successful.