Screen_Shot_2015-01-08_at_8.17.23_PMThe students at Gateway Technical College from Wisconsin are certainly leaving their mark in communities across Orange Walk District. Today, the students who have been divided into groups of their major subjects were at Carmelita Government School teaching Information Technology and Horticulture to students at the Trinidad Government School. We spoke to students from the IT Department and students that are involved in Early Childhood education.


William Stevens – Student


“We are teaching them Power Point; basically we are having them make a Power Point make a background, add pictures from the Internet about specific country that they can choose.”

Maria Novelo – Reporter

“How are they taking to the work?”


William Stevens – Student


“The love it, at first they didn’t know how to do it but right when they picked it up they started playing around with and all kinds of things that they want, looking at all different kinds of pictures, downloading things they had a good time.”


Maria Novelo – Reporter


“Why is it important to get them involved in a technological aspect of school work?”

William Stevens – Student


“We want to get them involve early so that they get excited about it because the only way you are going to learn is if you play around with it so if they are excited and they play around with it they will get a head start and learn in computers.”


Maria Novelo – Reporter


“I know that the visiting team is broken up into several groups and disperse throughout the Orange Walk Area, elaborate more on that.”


William Stevens – Student


“It depends on our program that we are studying back home, so we are IT’s so we come and teach them computers so we’ve got nursing, horticulture, physical therapy they all do their specific that they do back home doing it here earning more about their own program and also helping out.”


Maria Novelo – Reporter


“How would you compare the interaction in Belize and the interaction with the kids back home?”


William Stevens – Student


“Actually it was similar, I was actually really nervous when I was coming here not know what to expect from the kids but they picked it up super-fast and they are really excited about everything basically almost the same.”


Maria Novelo – Reporter


“And your experience about Belize, how is it going?”


William Stevens – Student


“It is fantastic, I have never been outside of my country this is the first time out and now I want to try it everywhere hope the other places are awesome as this.”


Claire and Melissa - Students


“We created a curriculum past couple of months we have been working on it planning with the teachers it is an integrated curriculum so they are working along us to create these lesson plans and activities.”

 

Maria Novelo – Reporter


“What has the experience been like, give us a comparison working with the kids here in Belize compared to working with the kids back home.”


Claire and Melissa - Students


“The kids are very well behaved and the teachers are very supportive and they are all very friendly and ready so start participating in our activities.”


A team involved in health and physical therapy were at the Northern Regional Hospital this morning providing much needed medical check-ups to the elderly.

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