The San Pedro Sun

Literacy program begins at New Horizon School

The New Horizon Seventh Day Adventist School (NHSDAS) literacy program began on Tuesday, October 24th. The program aims to increase students’ literacy, as well as to provide an educational space for children to complete their assignments. The Education Center was financed by donations received through the non-profit organizations ‘Raise Me Up.”


The program is free to any student that is behind in reading, and there is no specific age range as to who can attend. ‘We have from infant II kids up to Standard 6”, said Raise Me Up’s Brittney O’Daniel. However, the literacy program is only open to students enrolled at NHSDAS. It is offered every week from Tuesday to Thursday, from 1AM to 3PM. “We would like to thank all the persons that donated to complete the Education Center, said O’ Daniel.

The ‘Raise Me Up’ organization began its construction project at the New Horizon Seventh Day Adventist School on August 23rd. The non- profit organization works to eliminate inadequate living conditions by fulfilling basic needs and raising awareness in communities. “Raise Me Up” also has a literacy program at Holy Cross Anglican School, which takes place on Tuesdays through Thursday’s as well, from 9AM to 11AM.

The organization is still accepting donations. Anyone interested in assisting can drop off their donations at Blue Water Grill. The New Horizon Educational Center is also seeking persons to volunteer in the literacy program. To learn how you can become a volunteer, email volunteerbelize@gamil.com or call 607-9464.