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Literacy and Adventure Camp; A Rotary Club and Education Ministry Initiative

Some 350 primary school students from the Cayo District as well as some teachers were the beneficiaries in a three day literacy and adventure camp held on the grounds of Sacred Heart College in San Ignacio, Cayo District. The camp which was collaboration between a Rotary Club in Alberta, Canada and the Ministry of Education closed off just before three o’clock this afternoon. Isaura Williams represented the Ministry of Education and spoke of what the three days entailed.


Lynne Paradis is the lead of the Rotary delegation from Canada. In talking with her today, she spoke of the relationship they have had with the Rotary Club in San Ignacio as well as the Ministry of Education.


Two teachers involved in the camp were RJ Willms and Russell Canto. RJ Willms presented portions of the strategies on teaching literacy while Canto was on the receiving end of the training, although he did get to put into practice what he learned.



Both the Rotary Clubs of Alberta, Canada and of San Ignacio Town contributed to the overhead expenses of this venture which included transportation, food and learning materials for the program.