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Caye Caulker RC School to get two new classrooms

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On Thursday, June 23rd the Caye Caulker Roman Catholic School (CCRCS) held a ground breaking ceremony for two new classrooms. The present school building, which is over 50 years old, houses eight classrooms which are filled to capacity.

At the estimated cost of $80,000 the new building will contain the two classrooms and is expected to be completed by the beginning of the new school year. Mrs. Elida Rosado, Principal of CCRCS for the past 15 years, told The San Pedro Sun,

“I have seen the school grow from a little over 100 to now almost 400 students. We went from having one class each, to double classes in five of the classrooms and the staff has grown as well. We have been forced to put partitions in two of our larger rooms as well as to use our library and home economics room as classrooms. We have even had to use the downstairs of the parish as a classroom. The rooms are so congested causing poor lighting and ventilation. There is not sufficient space.”

With the construction of these classrooms, the problem of insufficient space will be solved.  At the ground breaking ceremony, Hon. Manuel Heredia Jr., on behalf of the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) presented a check in the amount of $10,000 to be used towards the completion of the project.

The ceremony started at 10:30am with a welcome by the Chairman, Mr. Alberto Villanueva who applauded the efforts of the Caye Caulker residents, highlighting the contribution by the Chinese community to the project, along with the donation from Hon. Manuel Heredia.

The new building project was started by the Caye Caulker Village Council (CCVC), under the leadership of Mr. Villanueva. The CCVC is proud of its committee and Chairman as well as the people of Caye Caulker for their endless support to the realization of this project. Donations and further assistance from the general public are welcome and may be made by contacting the CCVC at 226-0043 or by visiting their website www.cayecaulkervillagecouncil.com.

 

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