Monday, February 16, 2009
BELIZE HIGH SCHOOL RAISES MONEY FOR FLOODED PRIMARY SCHOOL
SACRED HEART JUNION COLLEGE OF SAN IGNACIO RAISES FUNDS TO HELP FLOODED PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN CAYO DISTRICT
Teaching human values of community help was done at Sacred Heart Junior College ( High School ) with the sponsorship of Mr. Luis Puga, Mr. Oscar Puga and Mr. Obed Contreras. A fund raising dance was held at PLANET OKIS in Benque Viejo Town near the border town with Guatemala. The three businessmen mentioned above helped with hosting and advertising the event. Entrance fees for the dance were collected by Mr. Keith Westby, a Math Lecturer at the San Ignacio Sacred Heart Junion College and by Ms. Judy Vasquez.
The DJ LEXUS provided the music. Contests, prizes and surprises were part of the evening. HANNAH’S RESTAURANT favorite of the tourists, for a wide menu and inside décor supplied a prize. The funds were to assist the CALLA CREEK PRIMARY SCHOOL. There was a need to replace books, a very big expense to local people, the materials and school supplies lost during the October Great Flood of 2008. A & R store in Santa Elena Town offered discounted prices for most of the school supplies. Mr. Hugo Salazar a student of the High School, promoted the values and mission of this fund raising community, self help program.
A Canadian visitor, a SNOW BIRD tourist, Mrs. Isabel Osbourne was staying at Martha’s Kitchen and went back to Canada, returning in November with materials and funds collected from the Great White North, to help our primary schools hurt by the October flooding here in the Cayo District. She then donated her time at the Cornerstone Foundation. For a tourist she worked hard, sweltering in the hot kitchens at the Cornerstone preparing meals for their primary school feeding program for poverty children.
The lessons being imparted to the community and students at Sacred Heart, were to be socially responsible citizens, and promote values, excellence, innovation and productivity in our Western District Recreational Area, Cayo District of Belize.