BNYCF Chess Club Sign-up Day!

Our IT Training Centre recently got a full upgrade and is ready to host more computer classes!  Based on demand, we offer specialized classes by qualified and experienced trainers in:

The full Microsoft package
Word, Excel, Access Database, Publisher, Outlook, Power Point, Project, …
Photoshop
Quick Books
Webpage Design or Blogspot

Contact us at 822-1054 or info@gpcbelize.com to let us know your training needs.  We organize training based on demand (min. 5 participants)!  

The Democracy Reader
Classic and Modern Speeches, Essays, Poems, Declarations and Documents
on Freedom and Human Rights Worldwide
Edited by Diane Ravitch and Abigail Thernstrom 

The Democracy Reader distills all the enduring issues of democracy and the rights of the individual in a fascinating collection of documents, speeches, essays, poems and declarations.  Over 100 entries trace the rise of democratic ideals and societies throughout the world.  Each piece is set in historical context by a short introduction.  Stirring, thought-provoking, heart-breaking and profound – an essential book for lovers of liberty everywhere.
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!

 Fight Back and Win
My thirty-year fight against injustice -and how you can win your own battles
Gloria Allred

For decades, Gloria Allred has been at the forefront of the battle to prevent discrimination and domestic abuse and protect individual rights.  Fearless and indomitable, she brings passion and insight to these critical issues affecting all Americans.
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!

“ARIGATO” means “Thank you” in Japanese.  There are currently 19 Japanese volunteers in Belize.  “ARIGATO Belize” is their festival to express their gratitude for the once-in-a-lifetime-chance to work in Belize.  They prepared a full programme for young and old: 

Japanese Sea Shanty and dance performance “Soran Bushi”

Japanese Music

Origami

Japanese Summer Kimono

Recycling to make Musical Instruments

… and much more!

Arigato Belize 

 Saturday, October 27 from 1.00 to 4.00 p.m.
Come out with your family and enjoy what Japan has to offer!
Contact Megumi Iwasaki at me93@mbr.ocn.ne.jp or 630-4541 for more info

The Belmopan International Women’s Group (BIWG) aims to foster pleasant relations among women residing in Belmopan and the Cayo district and promote understanding.

The group assists members by introducing them to various aspects of Belizean life.  They also aim to assist welfare projects in the Belmopan and Cayo areas. Currently, their programmes include monthly food parcels for 8 families in the Cayo district. They also provide clothing for Hospitals to help new mothers and young children and recently added the Palm Center in Belmopan to their projects.  The Palm Center is a home for mentally challenged persons.  The group donates clothing, toiletries, games, books, magazines, DVD’s, CD’s as well as anything that could help them create a vegetable garden.  For more information on the BIWG visit   www.belmopaninternationalwomensgroup.org

Haves and Have-Nots
An International Reader on Social Inequality
Edited by James Curtis and Lorne Tepperman
 

This anthology offers a global selection of contemporary articles dealing with the varied forms of inequality – of wealth, power and prestige – resulting in differences in work experience, lifestyle and belief.
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!

 Fostering Hope – A Call to Care

 Join a Presentation on Foster Care by the Department of Human Services
and find out how you can make a difference in a child’s life

 Friday, October 19, 2012 at 6.30 p.m.
at the George Price Centre

 Presentation – Q&A – Testimonies – Rights and Responsibilities – Long or Short Term Fostering – Adoption – …

“Mrs Robinson” is a short documentary (15 minutes) about one woman’s return to her country of birth after living abroad in Belize, Central America for 56 years.  The main and only character is Mrs. Patricia Robinson, Director Thomas Hines’s grandmother, well known and loved Belmopan resident and Friend of the Centre. She made a very big change at the age of 83 when she decided to return to England. In returning to the country of her birth and youth, she had to say good-bye to the country of her husband’s birth, where she lived with him for many years until he sadly passed away when she was 60; her many friends who she became very close with over the years she spent there; and the lifestyle that she had become accustomed to for so many years.

Thursday, October 18 at 5.30 p.m.
Followed by “pot-luck” social.
Bring some goodies and stay a while to talk about your impressions of the movie!

Peace Corps first arrived in 1962 at the invitation of the Government in what was then British Honduras.  Since then, more than 1,800 Volunteers have served in Belize.  The goals of Peace Corps are to help Belize meet its need for trained men and women; promote a better understanding of Americans; and promote a better understanding of Belizeans on the part of the American people.
Today, Peace Corps Volunteers continue to work side by side with Belizeans in Education, Health and Business and Organizational Development Projects from Corozal to Toledo.
Peace Corps Volunteers live in their villages/workplace for two full years, where they learn local languages and become integrated within the communities.  They build positive relationships over time and work with and for the community.

This 50th anniversary exhibit is a full reflection of two countries with the common goal of
working together to make a positive difference in the lives of Belizeans.

To Construct Peace
30 More Justice Seekers, Peace Makers
by Michael True

In these lively, readable portraits  Michael True provides unique insights into the lives and writings of 30 individuals and communities devoted to nonviolent social change.  in doing so, he points to heroes and heroines, from the 18th century to present  who worked to build just, peaceful societies.  The men and women he describes -some famous, some relatively unknown- made a difference by resisting injustice in whatever manner they encountered it.  Their lives and stories will offer guidance and inspiration to all justice seekers, peace makers.
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!

Thank you to all who actively participated in the first National Service Day.  You contributed in making it such a special day of remembrance in honour of our National Hero, George Price.

We were very encouraged by the large number of organizations, schools and individuals that joined in the effort.  We received reports from schools, such as the one in Valley of Peace, where each of the classes choose its own community service project; from larger corporations, such as the San Ignacio Hotel whose staff rehabilitated Flamingo Park with a long-term commitment to adopt the park as well as individuals, such as an electrician in Roaring Creek who, free of cost, rewired the house of a single mother who could otherwise not afford to do so.

We look forward to seeing this special day grow from strength to strength in the years to come .  In the meantime, we encourage each and everyone to continue serving our communities and our country, making it a better place for all Belizeans.

May God Bless Belize.

The Embassy of El Salvador in Belize cordially invites all to a cultural presentation by 

Ilwit’ Tahwil (Luz de Luna) Folkcloric Dance Group

Saturday, October 13 at 4.00 p.m.

Admission Free

Biblical Meditations on Peace
by William Treacy 

“Biblical Meditations on Peace -begins where peace begins – in the human heart and finds in Scripture the basis for today’s worldwide peace initiatives.” (Sister Patricia Jacabson)
“Uplifting, readable and solid.  The themes are timely and important.” (Father John Catoir)
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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