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Dec 7, 2012

Bus Company gives scholarships to deserving kids

Three lucky students—two attending St. Luke Methodist Primary School and one attending first form at Wesley College—are the recipients of scholarships from the Belize Bus Owners Cooperative. Twins, Alyssa and Gregory Duran, as well as Toryeh Jones received six hundred and fifty dollars and seven hundred dollars respectively at their schools this morning. The scholarships are an initiative by the cooperation to give back to the community and the recipients were chosen based on their financial and educational needs. News Five was on hand for the handing over of the cheques to the recipients, who were ecstatic about the much needed assistance. Supervisor of BBOC, Maria Rodriguez, says they intend to make the scholarship initiative an annual event.


Maria Rodriguez, Supervisor, Belize Bus Owners Cooperative

“They are getting money; six hundred and fifty dollars to help them with their school fees and books and uniforms.”


Duane Moody

“Why was this necessary?”


Maria Rodriguez

Maria Rodriguez

“Because it is just one of our criterias for the principles of helping the community; just giving back to what they have given us.”


Duane Moody

“How were these students chosen?”


Maria Rodriguez

“We went through a lot of things to get these two children. And they are from the South Side so we decide that they are deserving students so we decide to give them.”


Alma Thomas, Mother of Scholarship Recipients

“Ina this hard time. Because I am a single mother with these twins and I appreciate it. I really do appreciate it.”


Alyssa Duran, Scholarship Recipient

“I feel good and happy in the same way because I know I have a scholarship to continue my future in the higher run.”


Gregory Duran, Scholarship Recipient

“I feel good.”


Toryeh Jones, Scholarship Recipient

“I feel very good because my granny noh have the money to pay for it and then my ma passed away and my granny di struggle fi make I goh dah school.”

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4 Responses for “Bus Company gives scholarships to deserving kids”

  1. pitbull says:

    LOVELY move by B.B.O.C. KEEP IT UP PEOPLE!!!

  2. Belizean Citizen says:

    Very good initiative. Hope other’s keep helping the community in this manner. The children are the future of this nation in need of better leaders.

  3. raul guevara says:

    Bravo!!! BBOC!!! Bravo!!! When the Novelo family had the monopoly of the bus runs, they never gave any scholarship, not even to students from Benque. That’s why I am glad they went “bankrupt”, Although I here they are living like Kings in Miami. I hope that other bus lines in the country follow the example.

  4. Storm says:

    Education is the foundation to a good life, so I join in the heartfelt thanks and bravos for the bus company. And Merry Christmas to all, and God bless Belize.

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