Saturday, May 25, 2024

Ministry of Education

Miss San Pedro hosts event to raise funds for SPHS

As the much-needed repairs continue at the San Pedro High School (SPHS), more financial assistance is needed to bring the only secondary school on the island back to normalcy. The community’s response has been positive, trying to help in any way they can, and one of those residents advocating and raising funds is Miss San Pedro 2023-2024 Mariel Calderon. The island’s beauty ambassador hosted a wine-tasting event in collaboration with The Fine Taste, raising $2,500 and benefiting the SPHS.

SPHS looking to raise 350k for much-needed repairs

The island's only secondary education institution, the San Pedro High School (SPHS), is seeking to raise $350,000 to fund the repairs of three sections of their main building. These include an area of the floor in their computer laboratory, the entire ceiling of the staff room, and the science laboratory. As a result, some classrooms in the main facility are not in use until there are repairs. To accommodate the shortage of classrooms, students are currently on a shift system whereby first and second formers attend classes in the morning and senior students in the afternoon.

Assessment of SPHS main building deems it safe; repairs on certain sections needed

At a meeting held on Thursday, August 31st, at the Angel Nunez Auditorium, the San Pedro High School (SPHS) management provided parents with an update on the structural damages affecting their main building. As per the report provided by Principal Emil Vasquez and the structural engineers, most of the building is in good condition except for three sections needing immediate repairs. These include the staff room, where the ceiling collapsed, and the computer and science lab. As further evaluations are made and plans to raise funds to complete all repairs begin, students will attend the Hon. Manuel Heredia Hall for most classes via a shifting system.

Child Stimulation Month closes with colorful parade

Child Stimulation Month ended on Friday, March 31st, with a parade across the main street of San Pedro Town. Celebrated annually during March, Child Stimulation Month aims to educate and advocate for early childhood education. This year's activities embraced the theme, "We are strong, learning, and growing."

Belize among ten countries developing regional school feeding policy in the Caribbean

The regional school feeding project of the Brazil-FAO International Cooperation carried out an international technical mission in the Dominican Republic with the participation of 10 countries including Belize, from March 13 to 17. The mission sought to facilitate exchange of strategies to improve the quality of Latin American and Caribbean school feeding programmes.

Labour Department Provides Child Labour Capacity Building Training to Frontline Workers

On March 16, 2023, the Ministry of Rural Transformation, Community Development, Labour, and Local Government held a Child Labour training workshop for frontline workers from various ministries and institutions to foster interagency collaboration and combine efforts to end child labour.

Belizean team wins gold at international First Global Challenge Robotics competition

A talented robotic team from the Belize High School (BHS) is on their way home after conquering the First Global Challenge Robotics competition in Geneva, Switzerland. The Belizean group from Belize City claimed gold, making history after becoming the first-ever team from the region to win such a competition.

Cabinet Briefing for 14th July 2022

The Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Hon. John Briceño, met in a regular session on 12th July 2022. Among the issues discussed was the proposal to increase the age of compulsory education from 14 to 16 and the approval for the Ministry of Tourism to apply to become a member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization.