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Screen_Shot_2014-01-16_at_8.56.02_PMA few days ago, we told you about the US volunteer team, Peace Work International, who arrived in Belize to conduct some work and training in horticulture, Information Technology and nursing with several groups across the country. The team has been visiting Belize for two years and this time, before departing, they made a significant contribution to under resourced schools. Today, we caught up with the Field Director of the group and the recipients of the contributions made.

Jess Falla – Field Director, PeaceWork

“There are a number of laptops as well as projectors that came from Gateway Technical College students from Wisconsin and the computer and laptops are being donated to various schools here in Orange Walk.  We have been working with Ms. Karla Alvares to figure out which schools were the most in need so some of these schools that are getting laptops do not have any laptops until now, we wanted to make sure that the resources were fairly distributed so she was able to identify which schools really were in need of computer and laptops.”

Manuel Rejon – Principal, Compassion School, Yo Creek

“This is definitely going to help the teacher to deliver the lessons more effectively and for those students that are visual learners this will definitely help them a lot.”

Nazira Romero – Principal, Trial Farm Gov’t School

“Our school is in dire need of computers and this donation will really help the students of Trial Farm government school and I am really happy for Peace Corp International for their donation and I am very grateful for students of Gateway Technical College in Wisconsin that they have the generosity to come and share with Belizean children.”


Falla says the trip served as a service learning project for the students who shared in some intercultural experiences while in Belize.

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