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Jul 29, 2021

40 Youth Get Much Needed Scholarship Assistance

A cohort of forty young people was awarded an opportunity to further their education through a partnership with the ministries of Home Affairs and Education, as well as the Kolbe Foundation.  This afternoon inside the Jungle Pavilion at Old Belize, the young men and women were individually acknowledged by the Belize Police Department, as well as the Government of Belize for choosing to participate in such an initiative.  Home Affairs Minister Kareem Musa explains that they are more than just scholarships, they are opportunities to make something of themselves.


Kareem Musa

Kareem Musa, Minister of Home Affairs

“There is a belief that the government is giving away forty scholarships.  Not true.  We are grateful yes, profusely grateful to the Minister of Education.  He was actually the first to render real aid in our fight against poverty and, by extension, crime.  Yet, we are not giving out scholarships.  If we were only giving out scholarships, we would have already failed and failure, for us, is not an option.  What we are giving is a vote of confidence to our young men and women, a lifeline, a blank check, a reminder that we love and support them, a reminder that Belize is rooting for them.  We want them to win too.  These are forty messages, messages of hope, messages of opportunity, forty messages of empowerment, forty messages that we have not given up on them.  Forty reminders that we believe in who they are and what their potential is when they are a real chance.”

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