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Aug 23, 2018

500 School Bags for Belize City Children

Summer is winding down and parents have begun making all preparations to fully equip their children for the new school year. For some parents, this is a challenge given their financial constraints and this is why Central TV and Internet Belize and Eastern Division, Region One partnered up to distributed five hundred school bags to children in the jurisdiction. Thirty of those children were the first to receive their school bags and supplies this morning during a brief ceremony at the Raccoon Street Police Station.

 

Howell Gillett

Sr. Supt. Howell Gillett, Commander, Eastern Division Region One

“It does a number of things but some of them that come to mind is that we show people that police care about others. We show especially young people that we do care. We also show that we are taking away obstacles that are preventing young people that are going to school and there are many obstacles. I hear of things that if your tennis is black but has some degree of white you cannot go to school. If you don’t have a proper backpack to go to school then there is bullying. Bullying in itself leads to other serious issues. So we are so please on this side of the city and it is not just a backpack. It comes with basic school supplies. It is five hundred of them and each of them cost with the supplies around thirty dollar Belize. That brings us to total of fifteen thousand dollars Belize investment that Central TV and Internet that is doing on this side of the city and we are ever so pleased for this.”

 

Telford Moody Jr.

Telford Moody Jr., Sales Representative, Central TV and Internet Belize

“We have seen the initiative that the Senior Superintendent has put in place here in Belize City. We thought that it was only fitting that we make a small contribution. Last week we contributed two booths so this is our company being socially responsible by giving back to the community. I come from a background of teaching and I believe around this time of the year we have many families who are struggling to get all the preparation ready for the coming of the school year. There are cases whereby students don’t have school bags, supplies and uniforms. So this is just a small way of giving back to them and being able to help them with their education so to speak.”

 

According to Gillett, a recent study done by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) revealed that if a child is allowed to stay in school up to age seventeen, the probability of that child becoming a criminal reduces by fifty percent.

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