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Screen_shot_2013-10-22_at_8.12.39_PMFeeding programs have become an integral part of many schools across Belize. And at Libertad RC School it is no different. This much needed program has come to fruition thanks to the strides being made by the faculty and staff of that institution.

In the month of September, Estevan Pasos was assigned as principal for Libertad RC School and since then he has been working diligently with its teachers and parents. One of the major concerns that was first to be resolved on his agenda is a feeding program to assist as many needy students as possible.

Estevan Pasos – Principal

“Since I took over the leadership of the school this year as a staff we meet and we saw the need of children of having hot lunches for the students here at our school because many of them their parents work and they are unable to go home and we said let us begin something so we had our stove but it was not in the best of condition and I decided to approach Scotia Bank for a donation.  We have children who stay there we charge them a minimal fee so that we can buy the necessary supplies that we need for the kitchen.”

Victor Castillo – Reporter

“How many students will benefit or how many students make use of this particular kitchen?”

Estevan Pasos – Principal

“Right now approximately ten students and then we would have teachers who would stay behind.”

Victor Castillo – Reporter

“When you say a minimal contribution, what are we talking about?”

Estevan Pasos – Principal

“Two dollars for a plate of food, what we say a healthy plate”

According to Branch Manager of Scotia Bank Corozal, Luis Gutierrez, his team is more than happy to have been able to assist Libertad Government School with the initiative.

Luis Gutierrez – Manager Scotia Bank Corozal

“My colleagues and I visited Libertad R.C. School to make a presentation of stove for the newly launched feeding program here, the management of the R.C School approached us if we could help in donating a stove since there is a need for this feeding program to start ones again here, we readily assisted because we saw that the need in this area and based on our community service that we normally do we felt that is was in line with what we wanted to assist , the feeding program and the education of the children are a priority in helping our communities.”

More than 200 students will benefit from the feeding program.

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