Young people converged in Belmopan this week Print
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Thursday, 27 July 2017 00:00

Young people from across Belize have converged in Belmopan during the past few days, and for the remainder of this week, to learn lifelong skills via positive action. These activities are being supported by a cross section of the community, with the involvement of various Government Departments.

Official opening ceremonies were held at the Hill Top Basketball Court in Belmopan last Friday for the 8th annual Youth Summer Camp, which is sponsored by Hon. John Saldivar, the Belmopan City Council and the Ministry of Sports. The camp consists of eight sporting disciplines namely: tennis; chess; football; softball; basketball; volleyball and flag football. The fun activities of tennis, chess and football have been running throughout this week, until July 28th. The other disciplines will begin on July 31st and so parents are now being encouraged to sign up their children.

Also, the Belize Police Department with the assistance of the business community and parents held their 20th Annual Police Cadet Summer Camp at the Belmopan Comprehensive High School during this week. Some 266 young people have been fully engaged in foot drills, conflict resolution and other disciplines thanks to a fine cadre of police instructors, who have taken the time out from their busy schedules.

Aaron Ferguson, National Police Youth Cadet Coordinator for the Belize Police Department tells us that such a successfully run Police Cadet camp would not have been possible without the input from the Government of Belize, the business community and parents. The National Police Headquarters in Belmopan has also played a pivotal role says Ferguson.

“It will be success for us in the longer run, these kids will definitely go from here learning something different to be a positive influence to our Country, Belize,” he says.