CitCo helps schools prepare for the post-COVID-19 learning environment
BELIZE CITY, Thursday. July 30, 2020 – Tuesday July 28, Mayor Bernard Wagner and Deputy Mayor Michael Norales, as well as members of City Council and flag bearers Allan Pollard, Jr. (Queen’s Square), Oscar Arnold (Collet) and Paul Thompson (Albert), supplied 24 high performance RCA Voyager Pro touch tablets with keyboards, as well as face masks and cleaning and disinfection products such as mops, buckets, gloves, Clorox and more to various educational institutions in Belize. City.
The recipients included Calvary Temple School, Queen’s Square Anglican School, the YMCA and James Garbutt SDA Elementary School.
According to Mayor Wagner, the main purpose of these contributions is to help schools in Belize City adapt to the new standards in a post-COVID-19 learning environment. The donation is particularly timely, since the schools are expected to reopen on August 10, 2020.
The mayor and his council hope this aid will play a role in ensuring that the city’s children receive the education they need to excel, despite the circumstances caused by the pandemic.
The new learning environment, in addition to requiring great attention to cleanliness, places more emphasis on distance learning.
Bernadine Conorquie, principal of the Anglican Queen’s Square school, described Mayor Wagner as very generous as he made the donation to his alma mater. She also said, “We plan to use the tablets as part of our online remote program. The tablets will be useful because students can use them to do math and learn more about the different topics that teachers will focus on.