Congratulations to our new Peace Makers!

On Friday, July 15th, the George Price Centre for Peace and Development proudly handed out certificates to our 20 freshly graduated Peace Makers. The Primary School students attended the Centre’s 2-weeks P.E.A.C.E Camp under the ever able guidance of Cisco Fernandez and volunteers from HELP International .

The students learned all about Conflict Resolution and were introduced to and equipped with the necessary tools to:

P revent

E ngage and

A ddress

C onflict

E ffectively

Congratulations to our new Peace Makers!

From August 1st to 12th, the Centre will be hosting its annual Reading is FUN Summer Programme.  The interest for the programme, as usual, is overwhelming.  So many children need help to improve their reading skills.  To accommodate as many children as possible and to be able to give them the one-on-one attention they need, we appeal for more volunteers to assist the children.  If you are interested in giving up some of your time, please call us at 822-1054.

!!!!!  Also needed: dictionaries  !!!!!
Have a spare one?  Kindly drop it at the Centre.

No formal teaching education needed to be a reading mentor. 
Complete, easy lesson plans will be provided!

Global Parish Belize is inviting young people between the ages of 14 and 29 to its Intensive Writing Workshop with Willie Perdomo, Guest Poet. The event is part of GPB’s Documentary and Story-Telling Summer Programme.

The workshop will take place at the George Price Centre for Peace and Development on Monday, August 1 from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

For more information and registration, call Global Parish Belize at 667-5571 or e-mail at youthvoicesbelize@gmail.com

In celebration of Youth Week and the closing of the International Year of Youth, Youth for the Future is organizing a Talent Show, hosted at the George Price Centre for Peace and Development on Tuesday, August 9th from 1.30 to 3.00 p.m.

Do you have a talent you want to show off on stage?  Don’t hesitate and call Ms. Dakers (605-0195) or Mr. Guy (630-0720) at the YFF office in Belmopan.

Come and enjoy the show!
Free entrance

A Chair for My Mother
By Vera B. Williams

After a fire destroys their home and possessions, Rosa, her mother, and grandmother save and save until they can afford to buy one big, comfortable chair. A beautiful story that teaches children about the value of hard work and saving, community spirit and love.

Encourage your children to read a good book or two, or three… this Summer.
Join the Centre’s library today – Special fees now offered!

The Centre’s library opens daily from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.  Sign up as a Friend of the Centre to become a lending member.  For more information, check our website, call 822-1054 or email us at info@gpcbelize.com!

The European Dream
How Europe’s Vision of the Future is Quietly Eclipsing the American Dream
By Jeremy Rifkin

Rifkin’s book is deeply thought-provoking and optimistic about the future state of the world we live in -something we rarely read or hear these days… At a time when many Americans are feeling increasingly isolated, Rifkin carves out a provocative window for self-reflection and appraisal. (Review by Negar Akhavi)

The Centre’s library opens daily from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.  Sign up as a Friend of the Centre to become a lending member.  For more information, check our website, call 822-1054 or email us at info@gpcbelize.com!

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
By Rebecca Skloot

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells -taken without her knowledge in 1951- became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, in-vitro fertilization, and more. Henrietta’s cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can’t afford health insurance.  This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race and medicine; of scientific discover and faith healing and of a daughter consumed with questions abut the mother she never knew.

Thanks to Friend of the Centre, Julie Holder, for donating this book to the Centre’s library and for giving me one of the best reads I have had in a long time!

The Centre’s library opens daily from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.  Sign up as a Friend of the Centre to become a lending member.  For more information, check our website, call 822-1054 or email us at info@gpcbelize.com!

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