By Amber Fisher
Having returned 10 days ago from the seventh mission of Resource Centers International (RCI) to provide much needed educational materials for primary school students in Belize, I have had time to reflect upon the enormity of the selfless sharing of talent and resources that underpinned the success of the project, and the potential of what was done to pay big ‘quality of life’ dividends well into the future. Continue reading
Belize Mission 7 March 14 – 23, 2014
Three Rotarians and one future Rotarian ventured to Belize to set up 13 Resource Centers in schools and also donated educational equipment and materials to set up a Preschool Learning Center in a building being constructed at the Corozal Junior College. The four Ohioans from District 6600 were joined by two Belizeans, almost 100 Belizean educators and the Rotary Club of Orange Walk.
The mission was only made possible through the generosity and dedication of hundreds of Rotarians and non-Rotarians who live and work in Rotary International District 6600. It was truly a global partnership to assist in sending basic education needs to the Pre and Primary schools of Belize.
The Mission Team from left: Mel Honig, Project Coordinator, Rotary Club of Sylvania; Amber Fisher, Education Professional, President Elect, Rotary Club of Elyria; Tori Fisher, student; Carmen Carillo, Belize Project Coordinator, Corozal Junior College Lecturer; Byron Sanchez, computer expert; Kent Iler, Computer expert and Rotary Club of Elyria; Franco Carillo, student