Ambergris Caye Elementary School proudly presents their "A Taste of Belize" Charity Gala & Auction! - At this, our fourth Charity Gala & Auction, we hope to raise both awareness and much-needed operating and scholarship funds for ACES. Because it is a nonprofit organization, all donations to the school are tax deductible, and all proceeds will directly benefit ACES and its students. Ambergris Caye Elementary School (ACES) is a non-denominational community-based private school on Ambergris Caye. Since its establishment in 2009, ACES has enthusiastically embraced the amazing cultural and ethnic diversity that makes up our wonderful island and promotes awareness and respect among our students.

With its dedication to the highest standards of learning, and to further our commitment to giving our students the best education available we boast a low student to teacher ratio with classes having no more than 18 students. We believe the smaller classes allow for more individualized attention for each of our students. At ACES no child will ever fall through the cracks or be left behind! To serve the needs of all the island's children, ACES also boasts the only inclusive Special Needs program on Ambergris Caye.

Often, new residents and visitors to the island are startled to learn that free public education does not yet exist in Belize. Many children in Belize do not have the luxury of an education simply because their parents cannot afford to send them. On our island, some children have never had the opportunity to attend school. It is ACES goal to provide the highest quality of education while striving to keep tuition cost down and provide scholarships to those in need.

To that end, we would like to invite the community to join us at the ACES 4th Annual Charity Gala! Graciously hosted by the popular Palapa Bar on Saturday, March 9th, 2019, beginning at 5:30 pm, it will be a fun night of music, raffles and an auction of art, travel, and adventure items. Of course, we had to add our own Belizean twist, so dinner will feature multiple outstanding restaurants of San Pedro in "A Taste of Belize" extravaganza.

Tickets are $75 BZD per person and are being sold on a first come basis as dining space is limited. Please contact Denice at 626-3172 or via email: [email protected] to secure your tickets. It is expected that no tickets will be available at the door, please purchase your tickets in advance and confirm your dinner reservations.

When you choose to give to ACES, please know that 100% of your donation will be used to help provide a quality education to the children of San Pedro, allowing them to realize their potential and ultimately contribute to the future of their amazing little island.