Screen_Shot_2014-01-21_at_8.38.50_PMToday the sun shone and brought much desired warmth around town, but in the Otro Benque Park Area, there was additional contentment as students from the Orange Walk Institute of Technical and Vocational Education and Training dedicated their entire day at giving the park a much need facelift. The students renovated all corners of the park that they adopted three years ago. Acting Assistant Manager Joseth Espadas says it is an all-day initiative which they conduct once a year.


Joseth Espadas – Acting Assistant Manager


“It’s the entire student population, the faculty and staff, the Orange Walk ITVET family are out here today doing what we can for this park.”

 

Maria Novelo – Reporter

 

“So what is happening?”

 

Dalila Ical – Reporter


“Well, three year ago when we came to the park it was basically abandoned we decided to install some swings, we install the seesaw and to basically paint the park with our school colours which are orange, yellow and blue as you can see some of our trainees are painting our school logo on the basketball court and we actually fix again the back board and the rim for the basketball court and are just projects that our trainees trained are involved in, for example the back board and the rim, the welding trade trainees are the ones who are responsible for that, the little house that we are going to build by the slide, carpentry trainees are involve with that, painting, most of our trainees do painting as part of our ground maintenance so we are trying to give back to the community for what they guy learnt and what they know so far in their trade.”

 

The community service was held today in conjunction with what they call “TVET Week” which is observed countrywide to create awareness of what ITVET is all about, what it offers and the benefits of joining.

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