Those of us who are no longer considered to be part of the Younger Generation will
remember those words as the beginning of a song. I will go further into the song and
say 'Would you rather be a mule?". I am looking for MULES! I have several
reconditioned laptop computer that I need transported to Caye Caulker for the Ocean
Academy High School. If you don't know about Ocean Academy (www.cayecaulkerschool.com
it is a high school that was started several years ago by both locals and expats so the
students on Caye Caulker would not have to go to the mainland to attend high school.
It is a non-profit high school and operates on a shoestring budget.
We Norte Americanos do not realize that parents have to pay for their children to attend
high school. For this reason, a very large portion of children in Belize end their education
after primary school. Ocean Academy is trying to remedy this situation by providing a high
school that depends in large part on the donations of time, supplies, and money from volunteers.
Last year, they had their 10 students graduate. This year, there were 12 students.
Shipping the several laptops would be prohibitively expensive. Because each person
traveling through customs is allowed to bring a laptop computer duty free, I am looking
for Caye Caulker travelers to carry them. If you are traveling to Caye Caulker and are
willing to be a MULE, please PM me with your name and shipping address. Give me at least
10 days before your departure date to pack and ship (FedEx) each laptop. If you are
traveling with more than one person, each one could carry a laptop. When I ship a laptop
to you, I will email to the school your name, address, email address, and departure date
so they will know to expect you. The school is located near the airstrip. All you have
to do is ask anyone for directions.