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M.O.E. to Invest $10 Million into CET across the Country

Today, News Five was back at the Center for Employment Training in San Ignacio, this time for an Open House attended by members of the Cayo business community. While the [...]

Inspiration Arts Gets Laptop Donation

A pair of men from the Faber’s Road area of Belize City has for years been creating opportunities for the youth in Port Loyola. Inspiration Arts is known for providing [...]

Activities to Celebrate Autism Month

It’s Autism Month and activities held across the country are led by Autism Belize. This young organization is creating awareness, bringing the needs of autistic people and their families to [...]

Autism Belize: Policy Action is Next Step

Founder and executive chair of Autism Belize, Christy Castillo Almeida says that outside of visiting school and talking about improving special education as well as being more inclusive, there is [...]

High School Students Win “Black History” Poetry Contest

Three high school students were honored this week for their winning submissions in the U.S. Embassy’s first Black History Month poetry contest. First-place recognition went to the poem “Black Rose” [...]

School Students Complete Financial Literacy Training

Students from three Belize City schools have graduated from a series of financial literacy classes. The three month program, tailored for young people, provided practical financial management skills that laid [...]

Financial Literacy Classes for Better Futures

Public Relations Officer, at the U.S. Embassy, Adam Benz, says the students from three schools selected, St. John Vianney, St. John’s Anglican, and the Unity Presbyterian primary schools, were taught [...]

Social Workers Meet for Summit at Biltmore; Virtual and In-Person Participation

The University of Belize, in partnership with the National Association of Social Workers, is hosting a two-day Social Virtual Summit. The summit is used as a platform to emphasize the [...]

Primary School Social Work Initiative Taking Shape

Larrieu also spoke about a pilot project being implemented in primary schools across Belize City that looks at the emotional and social well being of students. Notably, public primary schools [...]

Pre-Schools Celebrate the Cultures of Belize

You may have seen them this morning, Belize’s littlest citizens dressed up for a special event at their school. It is part of Child Stimulation month which wraps up this [...]

Zee Edgell Memorialized Fifteen Months after Death Due to COVID

Belize’s first author to receive international acclaim for her book “Beka Lamb”, professor and journalist, the late Zelma Edgell, nee Tucker, M.B.E., was remembered today at an official ceremony. The [...]

Keeping Zee Edgell’s Work in Schools

While Edgell’s writings were set before the digital era, a lot of the Belizean culture depicted thrives, particularly in the rural settings. Coupled with that, the quality of the work [...]

Education Upliftment Project Set to Begin Soon

Last week we told you about the four high schools in Belize City that will be benefiting from the Briceño Administration’s free education program’s initial rollout. The initiative is called [...]

High School Feeding Programs Also a Priority

The Ministry of Education indicates in their data that children are also going hungry. C.E.O. Maheia says the Ministry will also be rolling out a National Healthy Start Feeding Program [...]

April Training for Educators Working With Returning Students

C.E.O. Maheia says the Education Uplifment Project also includes additional training for teachers and administrators who will be working with students who dropped out over the last two years. As [...]

No Fees for Some High Schools This Fiscal Year

On bright spot today was the revelation that the Ministry of Education is rolling out its free education program in several Belize City high schools. The Deputy Prime Minister today [...]

Education Funding to Increase

Minister of Education, Francis Fonseca says G.O.B.’s investment in education has increased by thirteen million dollars in the 2022-2023 Budget. The Leader of the Opposition had argued that the education [...]

City Youth Given Another Chance to Get An Education

We often here the best way to stem violence is through education. Well over the last two weeks, two hundred and twenty-four highly motivated youth have been engaged in literacy, [...]

Education Can Make a Change for At-risk Youth/Gangsters

But how receptive are the participants? Vernadelle Bailey is one of several lecturers who have been tasked to working with these young men. She says, despite some obstacles, they want [...]

A New Building for the Santa Martha Preschool

Today, a new school building was inaugurated in Santa Martha Village in the Orange Walk District. The preschool will boost early childhood development in the area. News Five’s Duane Moody [...]

Greater Connectivity in Education

Aptus PI is a low-cost device that allows educators and learners to connect to digital learning platforms and content without the need for grid electricity or internet access. The Ministry of [...]

Ministry of Education Considers Next Step in Phased Reopening

And, while the Ministry of Education intends to expand its connectivity initiative to more schools in the future, presently attendance rates are increasing. According to C.E.O. Maheia, more and more [...]

Diagnostic Assessment to Determine Learning Loses

And, with the return of students, teachers are not trying to assess learning losses. Undoubtedly, students lost valuable learning time at the heights of the pandemic. Teachers must now find [...]

Belize High School Students Attend Virtual Summit of the Americas

Seven students from Belize High School are joining their counterparts from around this hemisphere for this year’s HACIA Democracy Summit. HACIA is a youth simulation of the Organization of the [...]

3rd Belize Forensic Symposium to Focus on Justice

The Belize National Forensic Science Service, which falls under the Ministry of Home Affairs, is hosting the Third Belize Forensic Science Symposium. The professional development event is organized this year [...]