To provide financial assistance for students in need, the University of Belize started what they refer to as a UB Endowment Fund Bursary. In order to raise funds, the University will host its second all-inclusive fete. President of the University of Belize, Professor Clement Sankat spoke the need for the public to support the upcoming event.
President of the University of Belize, Professor Clement Sankat: “We created an Endowment fund last year and the idea is try to generate funding from outside of the students, from outside of the government but for the population as a whole to support the University because there are myriad of things that we have to do at University of Belize. The University of Belize needs a lot of work, a lot of effort, a lot of money but one particular area is our students. There are many Belizean students who can come to the University, who are coming to the University but who find it very difficult to make ends meet. Right now, this morning I am told there about 500 students at the University of Belize who came in this semester, not new ones; who returned among the five thousand students and they are paid nothing so these are tough times for a lot of students so this Fete will generate some money to provide bursaries to students. We started it last year, we gave five bursaries for the first time a few months ago. My hope is that with the generous support of the people of Belize we could this time around why not 20 bursaries, why not 25 so when you come to party with us and we want you to come and party with us, we want you to have a good time, to remember you are doing it for a great cause.”
At this year’s fete, artists such as Eljai, Pluto, and Oscar B will be performing. The artists arrived in the country today and extended an invitation to Belizeans to come out and support the worthy cause.
LJ Royal: “Ladies and Gentlemen don’t forget Eljai Royal live and direct in concert alongside Pluto and the big bad Oscar B. Don’t miss it, this is an event that you don’t want to miss. It is going to be up close and personal. Come out in your numbers because I heard it is a sell off event anyway. It is going to be great.”
Pluto: “Tomorrow night is going to be great and we will have a good time.”
Oscar B: “Everyone; I know you are watching this come out to UB Fete. It is for a worthy cause. It is an educational worthy cause to give back to the Belizean students. All the artists are here so if you are wondering if we are coming, we are here in Belize. Come out and let’s have a great time, come out have some fun. Bring your ladies fellas, ladies bring your guys and come out and dance the night away.”
UB’s fete will be held tomorrow at the Ramada Princess Hotel. Tickets are still available.