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Belmopan high school gets $45,000 worth GoB aid

By Alexis R. Milan, Staff Reporter

The Belmopan Methodist High School has received a total of $45,824.41 worth of furniture and computer accessories from the government of Belize through the Social Investment Fund (SIF).

The donation included 100 student armchairs, three teachers desks, a cupboard, three book shelves, four computer tables and 10 computers, along with accessories. The furniture totaled $14,525 and the cost of the computers and accessories came up to $31,299.41.

The donation was made in an attempt to give the students more efficient access to information and technology. According to SIF, this is in alignment with the government’s recognition of the importance of ensuring that schools can provide the best quality of education.

SIF said the initiative illustrates the government’s continued commitment to education in pursuit of nation building and the development of the country’s most precious human resources, children.

SIF coordinated and facilitated the donation of the school furniture, computers and accessories as part of its mandate to work in line with the Ministry of Education’s strategy to address the basic needs of Belizeans, in particular in the education sector.

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