Groundbreaking ceremonies held for new schools on Caye Caulker and Ambergris Caye
Caye Caulker Village and Ambergris Caye will soon see the construction of new schools, following an official groundbreaking ceremony held separately at both island communities on Thursday, December 19th. A pre-school, primary and high school will be constructed on Ambergris Caye, some seven miles north of San Pedro Town.
At the groundbreaking ceremony for three schools north of San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye was held in the company of Mayor Daniel Guerrero and invited guests. Hosting the official ceremonies was student Ninel Pacheco, who introduced Mayor Guerrero for his welcome remarks. Guerrero commended the United Democratic Party administration on their promise with the island’s educational sector. He pointed out that as Ambergris Caye continues to attract Belizeans from all corners of the country, certain services on the island feel the strain. “Over the past ten years the problem has grown, to the point that there are not enough classroom spaces on the island,” said Guerrero. “I feel very happy for this project as it will address the problems we have on the island regarding access to education, a right every child should access to.” Guerrero said that over 200 students could not attend school on Ambergris Caye in 2019 because of lack of space, he is hopeful that such situation will no longer be repeated after these schools are completed.Click here to read the rest of the article in the San Pedro Sun