NEMO Week planned for Belize Rural South

Monday, April 30th, 2012

The Hurricane Season starts June 1st through November 30th yearly. The National Emergency Management Organization, NEMO hosts NEMO week yearly, leading to the opening of the hurricane season. This year, the week is observed under the theme, Preserving Life and Property and will take place during the week of May 27 - June 1, 2012.

As part of the national activities, all schools throughout the country have been invited to join and participate in a National Poster contest to be judged in Belmopan for NEMO Week. The contest is open to students in standard 4 to 6 in all primary schools countrywide. Entries must be submitted through the school’s principal or a class teacher no later than May 22nd and depicting the theme "Preserving Life and Property". Posters will be judged on: expression of the theme; creativity and originality, visual clarity and appeal; and broad audience appeal and educational value. There will be prizes for first, second and third places. The winning posters will be used as display during NEMO week at NEMO Headquarters in Belmopan and other displays throughout the year as well as will be considered for promotional materials. Poster contestants will be competing at a chance to win $1600 in prizes.

Locally, all schools in the Belize Rural South constituency are invited to participate in the quiz contest scheduled for May 29, 2012.  Other activities include: a Church Service, scheduled for Sunday 27th. Radio and TV talk show appearances to promote Public Awareness on Monday 28th, Quiz contest at Lion’s Den on May 29th at 1PM, and ending with an entertainment night on June 1st scheduled to start at 7pm at the Central Park. For more information about NEMO training, feel free to Contact Ms. Jeromey Timrose, district emergency coordinators for Belize Rural South at telephone number: 206 - 2891 or cell; 600-8672/666-7476

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