The sixth community hub was launched in downtown Belize City today under the Empowering Communities to Empower Themselves (ECTEC) initiative. Through a partnership with the Love Foundation, the US Embassy and the Kolbe Foundation, the hub was installed for the Rocky-Road and Jump Street communities. The hub will be managed by twenty men from the communities and will offer purified water sales and car detailing. Executive Director of the Love Foundation, Deborah Sewell says the project offers refuge for ex-gang members, and marginalized youth from the communities, allowing them to seek positive avenues.
Charge de Affairs for the US Embassy in Belmopan, Leyla Moses Onesh commended the project and spoke on the embassy’s partnership.
Belize City Mayor, Bernard Wagner commended the project while Minister Kareem Musa noted that the Government is working to install similar hubs in communities across the country.