Posted: Monday, November 29, 2021. 11:49 am CST.
By Rubén Morales Iglesias: The new $1.4 million dollar school building at St. Michael RC Primary School in Las Flores, Belmopan, was inaugurated on Friday, November 26, 2021.
Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Culture Science and Technology, Dr Louis Zabaneh thanked the principals and teachers that have taught at St Michael’s for making a positive impact on the lives of students and the Las Flores community. Zabaneh applauded the development of the school and the community over the years.
The new school building was constructed through funding from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Government of Belize through CDB’s Basic Needs Trust Fund said a statement by the Government of Belize Press Office.
The 2-story concrete building measures 40 by 14 meters, houses six classrooms, bathroom spaces, and office spaces, is equipped with an access ramp and sidewalks, and is fully fenced “to bolster security for students, staff and school equipment,” said the Press Office statement.
Zabaneh thanked the CDB and the Belize Social Investment Fund (SIF) for their support in the constructing of the St Michael’s Primary School building.
The Education Minister of State reiterated the Ministry’s commitment to teacher training and to an accessible, equitable, and high-quality education system for all Belizeans said the statement.
Zabaneh was joined at the inauguration by Oscar Mira, Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence and Border Security and member of Parliament for the City of Belmopan, Virginia Vasquez, Office Manager at SIF-Belize, Dr Neulin Villanueva, Deputy Chief Education Officer, Joan Sanchez, Principal at St Michael’s RC Primary, and Fr Jordan Gongora, Local Manager of Catholic Primary Schools.
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