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OAS to Train Belizean Teachers in Digital and Inclusive Education

  September 26, 2022

OAS to Train Belizean Teachers in Digital and Inclusive Education
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The Organization of American States (OAS), Belize and the non-governmental organization (NGO) Pathlight Belize today signed an agreement to train Belizean teachers in an initiative that seeks to modernize education in the country, at a ceremony held at the headquarters of the hemispheric institution in Washington, D.C.

The Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro said it is essential that teachers be well trained on the latest advances in education because, "when teachers are well trained, students learn better." "This day is a special occasion to recognize Pathlight for its efforts to help the government transform Belize by educating and developing future generations of leaders and offering teacher and after-school student training programs as turnkey solutions,” added Secretary General Almagro.

The Prime Minister of Belize, John Briceño, said his government's goal is for Belizean youth to have access to inclusive and quality education. "Our government believes strongly in how a developing country invests in its youth and its children, and the best way to do that is to give them an education that is inclusive," said Prime Minister Briceño.

For her part, the Director General of the NGO Pathlight Belize, Adele Catzim, recalled that her organization is carrying out several initiatives to improve the quality of education in Belize and expressed her enthusiasm for the agreement reached with the OAS. "We are very pleased that through this framework we are able to cooperate with the OAS to access the Teacher Exchange platform, which is important to us because it allows for the exchange of knowledge and ideas," added Director Catzim.

Pathlight, a non-profit NGO, shares with the OAS the vision of transforming countries through education and the development of future generations of leaders.

Reference: FNE-122884