Promoting Reading As A Pastime For most of this summer vacation, Restore Belize has been working with the primary schools, the Ministry of Education, the National Library Services, and Handy Tools Limited to conduct a summer reading program. They were trying to promote a love of literature, and reading in these young students to ensure that their educational careers won't be stunted.
Ebola and Chik-V pose potential threats to the health of Belizeans. ChikV is not as dangerous, but is prevalent in the region; but Ebola is deadly and as a recent threat showed, information on Ebola is severely lacking. Today, the Belize National Library Service held a health fair that sought to promote healthy lifestyles as well as to encourage students to get updated on the viruses. Duane Moody reports.
Glenford Barrera, a librarian with the National Heritage Library in the Belizean capital, Belmopan, and Lusiola Castillo, public services librarian with Belize’s National Library Service received training in library procedures at BC, and a detailed tour at Southwest Georgia Regional Library System and its Subregional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
Ms. Elena Carballo is one of the few people who have managed to provide educational support for Belizean youth without being a school teacher. Ms Elena is an educator, but not in the orthodox sense: she has spent almost two decades based at the Sandy Hunter library in Orange Walk, encouraging children to read, tutoring children with various classroom subjects, and assisting students with homework and school projects.
Well known Belizean author, Zee Edgell, has been in Belize for about two weeks during which she has been making her media rounds. This Thursday she will be appearing on Open Your Eyes. But earlier today, she was at an event hosted by the National Library Service in Belmopan.