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In honor of Women's Month the San Pedro Town Council and Hope Haven Belize present its very first "Champions of Change" awards. Join us on Saturday, March 19th, for an evening of celebration as we honor the women who are contributing positively in our community and #breakingthebias in the roles that they lead.

We are proud to present the following women as Champions Of Change:

Women in Politics - Ms. Ana Patricia "Patty" Arceo (Past Area Representative for Belize Rural South
Women in Law Enforcement - Police Constable Kristy Novelo (Belize Police Department)
Women in Education - Vice Principal Maria "Conchita" Flota (San Pedro High School)
Women in Health Care - Dr. Luceli Molina (Dr. Otto Rodriguez Poly Clinic)
Women in Business - Mrs. Ema Varela (E&L's Butane)
Women in Conservation - Kirah Forman Castillo (Hol Chan Marine Reserve)
Women in Community Service - Susana Eiley (Community Leader)
Women in Culture Preservation - Mrs. Julia Martinez (Black & White Garifuna Cultural Center)
Women in Sports - Karol Maldonado Claros (San Pedro Female Pirates)
Women in Arts - Mrs. Irma Palmer (San Pedro Dance Academy)

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Women In Community Honored During Women's Month

In honor of Women's Month, Hope Haven Belize and the San Pedro Town Council held its first "Champions of Change" awards on Saturday, March 19, 2021. The evening's celebration were prepared to honor women on the island who are contributing positively in the community and #breakingthebias in the roles that they lead. Congratulations to all the awardees.

The Town Council and Hope Haven presented the following women as Champions Of Change:

Women in Politics - Ms. Ana Patricia "Patty" Arceo (Past Area Representative for Belize Rural South)

Women in Law Enforcement - Police Constable Kristy Novelo (Belize Police Department)

Women in Education - Vice Principal Maria "Conchita" Flota (San Pedro High School)

Women in Health Care - Dr. Luceli Molina (Dr. Otto Rodriguez Poly Clinic)

Women in Business - Mrs. Ema Varela (E&L's Butane)

Women in Conservation - Kirah Forman Castillo (Hol Chan Marine Reserve)

Women in Community Service - Susana Eiley (Community Leader)

Women in Culture Preservation - Mrs. Julia Martinez (Black & White Garifuna Cultural Center)

Women in Sports - Karol Maldonado Claros (San Pedro Female Pirates)

Women in Arts - Mrs. Irma Palmer (San Pedro Dance Academy)

Click here to read the rest of the article in the Ambergris Today

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San Pedro honors ten amazing women with the distinction of 'Champions of Change'

While over the weekend, many were focusing on the royal visit by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Belize, on Saturday, March 19th, the San Pedro Town Council and Hope Haven Belize honored ten outstanding island women for their significant contributions to the community. The special award ceremony was in honor of Women's Month and dubbed 'Champions of Change.'

The inaugural event was held at Central Park by the beach. The awardees hailed from different sectors of society, including education, politics, police, health, culture, sports, entrepreneurship, conservation, leadership, and arts. The women's rally highlighted the importance of breaking bias on the island community and encouraging females to work hard for what they love the most, even if they are considered male-oriented positions. After a warm welcome to the evening by the event organizers, powerful remarks followed by Speaker of the House Valerie Woods and Hope Haven representative Kristina Romero. Mayor Gualberto 'Wally' Nu´┐Żez then presented the awards. The awardees as per category are as follow:

Click here to read the rest of the article in the San Pedro Sun


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