Signing of MOU with the University of Belize, April 15, 2005
On April 15, 2005, the George Price Centre for Peace and Development entered into a memorandum of Understanding with the University of Belize with the objective of establishing institutional cooperation. Since, we have collaborated in the areas our libraries, Reading Programme and the IT Training Centre. In 2010, we trained all students of the Primary Education department in Conflict Resolution skills, which they in turn took to the schools in Belmopan.
The Centre’s Reading Programme, which originally started in the Summer of 2006 has benefited from a wonderful collaboration with the Belize Christian Academy. Senior Students of the Belmopan-based school come in every Wednesday afternoon to help children with their reading skills.
Since June 2010, the Centre has also been blessed with the placement of a US Peace Corps Volunteer, Cisco Fernandez, who will be focusing his efforts on the strengthening and expansion of the Conflict Resolution Programme.
The Centre works with a number of other partners and volunteers such as the Rotary Club of Belmopan, Challenges World Wide, the Belmopan Emergency Management Organizations and Voice your Opinion on Issues Concerning the Elderly (VOICE).