Corozal Town Council Distributes Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs)

Today, Mayor Rigo Vellos, Deputy Mayor Hilberto Clarke and Councillors hosted a special ceremony at Town Hall to distribute Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), including thermometers and over 3,000 face-masks, to representatives of schools and other key service-oriented organisations within Corozal Town.

With schools scheduled to re-open on August 10th, under the instructions of the Ministry of Education, it is important for all educational institutions to be adequately-equipped to protect their students, teaching staff and administration. The unfair reality is, however, that for many of our schools, access to essential protective gear is very limited as resources are scarce. In fact, at some institutions principals and teachers have had to use their own personal resources to try to provide a safe environment for their students. The Council, therefore, saw it very fitting to provide the assistance to the schools within the municipality.

The thirteen schools that were provided a thermometer and face-masks are: Santa Rita Assemblies of God school, Church of Christ primary school, Christiline Gill SDA primary school, Corozal Methodist primary school, Corozal Nazarene primary school, Mary Hill R.C. primary school, Our Lady of Guadalupe R.C. primary school, St. Francis Xavier R.C. primary school, St. Paul’s Anglican primary school, Rainbow Brite Pre-school, Kiddy Kinder Pre-school, Corozal Community College and Corozal Junior College.

The service-oriented organisations that received the donations are: Corozal Town Library, Corozal Police Formation, and HelpAge Corozal.

In his special address, Mayor Rigo Vellos indicated that the donations were made possible through the efforts of the Mayor’s Association which reached out to the Taiwan Embassy in Belize for support to the municipalities. This effort produced a generous donation consisting of financial support and in-kind donations of thermometers and face-masks to support the fight against COVID-19.

Remarks were also heard from Mr. Rangel Tzul, Principal of Santa Rita Assemblies of God primary school; Mr. Jose Chan, Principal of Church of Christ primary school; and Superintendent John Sanchez, Officer in Charge of the Corozal Police Formation, who expressed their gratitude to the Corozal Town Council for the invaluable support.

The Council remains committed to lobbying with it’s partners for support, and will continue to assist the community wherever possible. Corozal Town Council

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