Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Topic Options
#98061 - 02/25/05 10:28 AM RC School fundraising
SP Daily Offline
Education is the top priority for children attending the San Pedro Roman Catholic School. Unfortunately, a lack of funding and urgent demands often interfere with this education.

A new school committee is addressing these concerns head-on. Chairperson Jorge Santos recently told The San Pedro Sun some of the priorities of this new committee.

“We don’t want to ask the kids or the teachers to raise money,” said Santos. “We want them to focus on education, not the bills that need to be paid.”

Something that is undeniable is that the cost of running a school is very expensive and with the financial strain that the Government of Belize faces it can barely provide enough money for teacher salaries. “The Government does not even provide enough money to provide supplies for the bathroom,” according to Santos. Registration fees charged at the beginning of each school year, help cover some of the expenses. However, they do not cover all of the utility costs, the expense for repairing windows or even money for books and paper. Children and their parents are often asked to provide supplies for the school and Santos says this interferes with their education. In an effort to alleviate the strain on both parents and teachers the Committee is reaching out to the community to help raise money for the school.

The Committee is comprised of Chairperson – Jorge Santos, Vice Chairperson – Alex Nuñez, Secretary – Emidio Acosta, Treasurer – Rosa Guerrero, Members – Principal Roxani Kay, Mayor Elsa Paz, Father Jim Blount, Father Paul Grala, and Mrs. Rosa Rancharan. The Committee has written a letter to members of the business community asking for financial assistance. Plans are underway to have a food stand in Central Park with all the proceeds made going to the school.

The Committee’s first priority is to purchase a copy machine, which will be used to provide students with copies of documents needed to study, especially when there lack of books.

Anyone willing to help the San Pedro Roman Catholic School may contact Principal Roaxani at 226-2550.

#98062 - 02/25/05 10:31 AM Re: RC School fundraising
Chloe Offline
I read this in the newspaper, and their approach and consideration is outstanding. Thanks Jesse.
Dare To Deviate


Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!

Things to do

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
Caye Caulker

TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Conch Shell Inn: All rooms are right on the beach in the heart of San Pedro, so within walking distance to anything and everything!!
Lil’ Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
Mini Chat

Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
Who's Online
0 registered (), 33 Guests and 7 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
18,635 Registered Members
44 Forums
63,711 Topics
461,241 Posts

Most users ever online: 1,262 @ 06/10/07 02:16 PM

AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com SanPedroDaily.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.