We now join Dangriga Correspondent Harry Arzu for an event held at the Dangriga Library.
HARRY ARZU, Reporter
“The annual Ignacio Cacho Library Summer camp is currently underway at the Dangriga library. Librarian, Beverly Marin told Love News that the objective of this week’s camp is to bring awareness of our ancestors’ folklore culture to the Belizean young people in an effort to keep their cultural heritage. Roxany Velasquez is a young volunteer.”
ROXANY VELASQUEZ, Volunteer
“It all started out when my friend, Kimberly Zabaneh, at Coco Plum Island Resort and Belizean Dreams got a letter got a letter from the Ignacio Cacho Library asking for a donation. We decided not only make a donation but give back to our community by volunteering and helping out in the summer camp. So we went to Ms. Marin and also Ms. Ava from the Peace Corp. and planned out the activities for during the week. A the end of the summer camp our expectations from the children is not only to keep the children active and productive but also importantly to gain knowledge in the Belizean culture and heritage socializing in folklore tales. We want the kids to leave our summer camp at Ignacio Cacho Library the feeling of Belizean pride serving through their bodies. Today is the first day of the summer camp and we have made and also we have Brother David here interacting with the kids presenting Belizean history, music, games and also folklores. We are very thankful to all the sponsors such as Coco Plum, K. Zabaneh, DFC, BTL, Town Council and Brother David.”
HARRY ARZU, Reporter
“At the end of the summer camp, the young people will be able to explain in their own words what is folklore and folktales in their own words and develop an appreciation for traditional heritage. The young people will also be engaged in storytelling, poster projects activities and even create their own book. Another summer program is on the way at the Allan Authors Library in the New Site area of Dangriga. Reporting for Love News, Harry Arzu, in Dangriga.”<< Read other news