Belize City Council’s Diverse Initiatives: Mayor Highlights Multifaceted Approach
While the Belize City Council mandate surrounds mainly infrastructural works, Mayor Bernard Wagner has been known to have the council engaged in other areas such as tourism, education, culture, arts and commerce. Mayor Wagner boasted of these events and activities earlier today when he attended an event at the city student hub.
Bernard Wagner, Mayor of Belize City: “The Belize City Council has long been steadfast in its commitment to education. Our annual back to school drive which this year aims to benefit 1500 children across the city that’s a huge amount and there’s a lot more to do but we can’t satisfy everyone but being able to meet the requirements of 1500 children I think is an awesome accomplishment. It’s just one of the many initiatives that reflects our dedication. The establishment of this Youth Hub, the Student Youth Hub stands as a glimmer of hope. I tell you, during this past summer the type of activity we saw in this Youth Hub, and I see my good friend Tia Medina and Devyn Daley back there who were very instrumental in leading our summer program which was broad-based, which really impacted so many kids all across the city. Right? This hub here will serve for years to come. When I’m gone and when this council is gone, it will be here and we can say Deputy Pollard that we were the pioneers of establishing this student hub. Right? And we will continue to do the homework assistance here. We’ll continue to do the tutoring. We’ll continue to do the mentoring. Right? And we see tremendous opportunity right in this little space that we have created for our children all across the city. Right? Education is not a solitary endeavor. It requires collaboration across different constituents. It requires synergy. Right? And our efforts extend beyond the classroom. That is what we have here. Right? Fostering child and youth engagement through programs such as the Child Advisory Body of Belize City and our Youth Shadow Council.”