The Belize National Teachers Union in the Toledo district participated in a training workshop on corruption in Belize. Correspondent Paul Mahung has the details.
BNTU members in Toledo participated in training session entitled “Stomping out corruption and kicking in transparency” The training session held in Punta Gorda was facilitated by Dr.Louis Zabaneh who spoke to Love News.
Luis Zabaneh, Training Facilitator: “The training we’re providing through the Love Foundation across the country of Belize and we had topics covering good governance, anti corruption, ethics and leadership. So for example we touched on the definitions of corruption, what forms corruption takes we also looked at all the laws that we have already have in place since the time of our constitution pre 1981 to present with the UNCAC. We discussed how those were put in place and then we talked about ethics and leadership, how that could provide an antidote to the corruption problem we’re having in our country.”
The event had the participation of 57 primary and secondary school teachers from Belize National Teachers Union Punta Gorda and Toledo Rural branches. Like other teachers who attended two of the participants commented that the training session was very educational.
Participant: “The training session was so educational that the teachers who participated have requested a follow up session in the near future. We are grateful to the Love Foundation and Dr.Luis Zabaneh for facilitating the training and making the opportunity possible.”
Participant 2: “The workshop was very informative, I’m sure I will take this valuable information back to my classroom to educate our young generation. We also covered ethical leadership as an important factor for good governance.”
The training session concluded with presentation of certificates of achievement to each participant by Dr.Luis Zabaneh. The one day training session on Saturday was funded by the US Embassy and coordinated by Love Foundation Executive Director Deborah Sewell and Chief Operations Officer Samantha Sharp in partnership with BNTU Toledo branches.