The Garden City Primary School located in Humming Bird Avenue, Belmopan, inaugurated three facilities on Thursday.
The primary school, which was opened since 1992, has suffered from vandalism from unwanted trespassers. Now, through a number of sponsors and also help from parents and teachers, the school can now boast of its newly constructed fence that encircles the perimeter.
But more than that, the school also has a new preschool and a reading intervention centre, which is manned by a teacher at all times, to give extra help to those with reading disabilities.
“This initiative is a milestone achievement for Garden City Primary School, because as a quality Child-Friendly School we are mandated to provide access, to increase access to education for our community. Today marks the opening of a preschool which allows children from our community to gain access to Early Childhood Education at a very low cost.
Actually, the registration fee for this preschool is only twenty dollars, and it’s only a ten dollars a month fee for students to attend here. We still have spaces for three years and four years old students.
The Reading Intervention Center is another important initiative, as it offers our students the necessary support for them to attain the necessary skills needed to be productive citizens of Belize later on.
The completion of our fence marks also a milestone achievment in providing greater security for our students and teachers while here on the compound. For a couple of years we had a partial fence, and we had people, undesirables, entering from all directions, but today we can boast that we have completely enclosed our institution. So anybody that enters the compound has to come throuth the gate that is manned by our School Warden.”
Garden City Primary School, in Belmopan has approximately 320 students. 19 are presently enrolled at the preschool.