Ethan Bardalez and Renzie Chan from Holy Cross Anglican School

Be Kind Belize was established in 2007 to promote humane education in Belize. Humane education is based on the concept that all life is precious and is practiced by teaching young people the value and importance of treating all living creatures with kindness. As part of the programme children learn about self respect, caring for others, how to behave responsibly and understanding the consequences of their actions. Through classroom activities and research projects they learn why it is important to be kind to their family, friends, classmates, community, animals and the planet and how kindness makes Belize a better place.

On the 20th and 21st of March students from Holy Cross Anglican School Standard 2 and Island Academy Standards 1, 2 and 3 graduated from the Be Kind Belize programme.

Four students won additional accolades for being voted as the kindest kids in their class by their peers. Those children are Renzie Chan and Ethan Bardalez from Mr. Nicholonís class at Holy Cross and Alexandra Lausen and Lucy Verralls from Ms. Eropkin and Ms. Dunnís classes at Island Academy.

Alexandra Lausen and Lucy Verralls from Island Academy

The Be Kind Belize Kindest Kids received a prize bag full of exciting treats. Many businesses and individuals deserve a huge thank you for supporting the programme and putting smiles on the faces of some very wonderful young people.

Be Kind Belize would like to thank Marty Casado &, Seaduced by Belize, DandEís Frozen Custard and Sorbet, Wade the Gringo Burgers, Kakaw Belizean Chocolate and many other generous donors.

If you would like to volunteer as a Be Kind Belize Humane Educator or if you would like to sponsor the programme in some way, please contact Colette Kase at 226 4366 or write to [email protected]