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Oct 6, 2022

All Saints Receives Projectors from the Ministry of Education

Covid taught us that in the face of a global health debacle, life needed to progress, even when the pandemic restricted us from interfacing with each other. The digital and technological era somewhat rescued the world from total collapse. We learned quickly how to communicate more using social media platforms and Zoom conferences. Education relied heavily on these media. Today, at All Saints Primary School in Belize City, the Ministry of Education handed over ten new projectors that should complement that novel type of classroom interaction. News Five’s Marion Ali was there and has this report.


Marion Ali, Reporting

The ten projectors that Minister of Education, Francis Fonseca handed over to All Saints School is part of a project to equip schools in every district with the tools they need to learn in this era. Fonseca alluded to the use of more technological devices as the foundation of the revised curriculum.


Francis Fonseca

Francis Fonseca, Minister of Education

“We can’t put in place new policies, new structures and not equip our schools with the tools they need to deliver the kind of education we want them to deliver. So this is a part of that commitment, making sure that we’re equipping our students, our teachers, classrooms with the capacity to deliver education that is grounded in technology.”


General Manager of Anglican Schools, Dr. Jeremy Cayetano and All Saints Principal, Colin Estrada agreed that teachers who got their knowledge using a different method of learning are open to the new way of learning.


Jeremy Cayetano

Dr. Jeremy Cayetano, General Manager, Anglican Schools

“We are in the technological era and we’re grateful that the administration and the staff are embracing it so that they will be able to engage with the students at this level.”


Colin Estrada

Colin Estrada, Principal, All Saints Primary

“It will not to say that the projectors will exclusively be the whiteboard. They intertwine together and so teachers will be able to use them complementarily.”

But getting each and every school connected is where the challenge lies.


Francis Fonseca

“There are still too many communities in our country that don’t have access to reliable, adequate internet services. For example, if you don’t have WiFi, there’s very little you can do with technology. So that’s why we launched, as you all will remember, this very big project called Connect Ed, making sure that all across this country we are equipping our schools with reliable internet services.”


The projectors are valued at fourteen thousand dollars. Minister Fonseca said that additional ones will be given to the school in the weeks to come. Marion Ali for News Five.

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