San Pedro R.C. School gets new lighting courtesy of Project New Horizons

Pictured above are the volunteers, from right to left: Steven Duke, Everett Russell and Steven Gerhard

The San Pedro Roman Catholic Primary School received help this last Monday and Tuesday from volunteers of the US Air Force Reserve. Steven Duke, Steven Gerhard and Everett Russell were the three volunteers from the 919 Civil Engineer Squadron, who installed light fixtures in all the class rooms of the primary school. The poorly lit classrooms were in great need of new and additional light fixtures. The light fixtures were salvaged from the Air Force Base in Panama and were donated to the school. Both Gerhard and Russell are electricians and Duke works with an insurance company.

Mr. Duke explains that the Air Force Reserve had been working six weeks in Belize at the Stella Maris School where they built extra rooms; and were sent here at the request of United States Ambassador George Bruno who consulted with U.S. Warden Dr. Wil Lala concerning what the school needed.

Three thirty man teams from various reserve groups work for a period of two weeks in Belize at their assigned posts, described Mr. Duke. He has also recently traveled with the Air Force Reserve to Honduras and Equador where they built schools and to Bolivia where they built a medical clinic.

The three men were flown to San Pedro by Tropic Air and stayed at Caribbean Villas Hotel. The R.C. School provided their food.

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