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Screen_Shot_2014-09-08_at_7.45.50_PMThe La Inmaculada Credit Union has been implementing the Small Scale Enterprise Development in Agriculture and Tourism project since 2008 in the Orange Walk and Corozal communities. The project has various components including medium and small enterprise development, micro grants, and institutional strengthening among others. Under these are the trainings provided to many participants under the project. A part of that group is tour guides who have been undergoing training. Twenty-eight members of the Northern Tour Guide Association have been part of the latest training and over the weekend they went on a trip for the practical part of this capacity building. Service Provider for LICU under SSEDAT, Raul Cocom spoke more on the work.

Raul Cocom – Service Provider

“Estuvimos entrenando tour guides y hace que nuestro target groups fueron los tour guides que ya habíamos entrenado y otros y como seguimiento al tour guiding tenemos este identificación de aves, lo cual los tour guides usan bastante, después de una sesión en el classroom estamos haciendo el trip para que ellos vayan a identificar aves relacionado con lo agarraron el día anterior nos fue un buen día porque llovió y eso causo de que haiga bastantes pájaros afuera y pudieron identificar 34 diferentes especies y fue muy exitoso.”

The group visited Guinea Grass and Blue Creek among other areas in Southern Orange Walk. The group is scheduled to take a more advanced course on the topic this week and is to be going on another trip, this time in the northern part of the Belize District. The SSEDAT project is funded by the European Union in collaboration with the Government of Belize. 

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