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Jan 10, 2012

Ebenezer School burglarized; school needs help

A Belize City School has suffered a recent unexpected loss. It should have taken a fire or a flood for Ebenezer Methodist Primary School to lose valuable equipment in one day, but it took thieves to displace the school at the beginning of second term. According to teachers of the school on Barrack Road, thieves broke into the upper flat of one of their buildings and stole everything from computers to sports equipment. It will affect teachers and about two hundred and seventy students of the school. Kamela Crawford says the burglary was discovered on Monday morning.

Kamela Crawford, Teacher, Ebenezer Methodist School

Kamela Crawford

“When we came upstairs, we realized computer lab was broken into. We believe that the incident happened sometime after seven p.m. Sunday night when the last person left here and Monday morning at seven.”

Jose Sanchez

“How did the person get into the lab? I notice you have a gate that they would have to bypass.”

Kamela Crawford

“Yes, that’s what has us puzzled because the main gate was closed and we have gates up here. So we believe they probably scaled the verandah and the fence and get on to here where they proceeded to take down the locks, they chiseled out the other lock that was on this door and that’s how they gained entrance into the lab.”

Jose Sanchez

“So I guess none of the neighbors were able to see because of the buildings that surround this area?”

Kamela Crawford

“Yes that’s the disadvantage here. We only have two neighbors here and none of them heard anything.”

Jose Sanchez

“And the items that were taken; what were they?”

Kamela Crawford

“We lost eight CPUs, five flat screen monitors for the computers, we just replaced the mouse and some keyboards—they took that as well—we lost a sewing machine that is labeled food for the poor that we just received, they took some of our sporting equipments—we had some balls and some nets—and other school materials that we use.”

Jose Sanchez

“When it comes to the computers, was it something for the teachers, the students? Who uses these stuff?”

Kamela Crawford

“Everybody uses it because they also took our modem and our wireless router. So we use the internet—all the teachers have access to computers, we use the internet to teach our lessons—we do videos and different things on it.”

Jose Sanchez

“So this is something that affects the entire school?”

Kamela Crawford

“Yes this is a great loss for us because this sets us back sine we came ready to work for second term and then for this incident to happen to us. So we have very heavy hearts right now.”

Jose Sanchez

“And if there is any willing person, politician, donor, who would like to help out, how can they reach you?”

Kamela Crawford

“Well you can contact us here at our school. Our telephone number is 224-4558 and we have our email address as well that you can send us an email. We just want to put out an appeal to please don’t buy these things because the amount of things that were taken is not just for someone’s home, it’s someone who plans to sell it to somebody who really uses these things. So please don’t buy ti because we would really like to have them replaced.”

Crawford says if anyone would like to help they can email them at

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3 Responses for “Ebenezer School burglarized; school needs help”

  1. Hill says:

    “So please don’t buy it because we would really like to have them replaced.” ????? LOL, I hope she doesn’t teaches English

  2. L.C. says:


    I really hope YOU “doesn’t teaches English”.

  3. lydia says:

    the government needs to stop acting like they are helping its citizens caz clearly that is not the case if pple need to be robbing schools now

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