Today, the National Institute of Culture and History, NICH, and the Embassy of Panama signed a Memorandum of Understanding for training in the areas of drama theatre and handicraft. Sapna Budhrani, the President of NICH, said that NICH is dedicated to developing and safeguarding the culture.
Sapna Budhrani President of NICH: “Between mid March and mid April facilitators from Panama will provide an open learning environment through dance workshops to UB students and high school students in the Cayo District at the San Ignacio Santa Elena House of Culture to initiate the formation of theatre company in Cayo. Teachers will also be engaged that will impact the district and the national Festival of Arts. As for the wood and recent workshops the MOU serves to enhance existing craft and developing new craft techniques: design and staff. Furthermore special entrepreneurship techniques with instill confidence with acquired competence through capacity building. The National Institute of Culture and History and Institute of Creative Arts plays a vital role in helping Belize safeguard the cultures of Belize with a collective mission: supporting art, cultural, historical experience and education to connect residents and visitors to our culture.”
The training is being funded by the Government of Belize at the tune of thirty thousand dollars.