Kenroy Ellis, Director
It’s important to be able to blend into Belize as we launch into Ultimate Business University. One of the best methods of generating well meaning is to involve as many people from Belize as possible. It’s our goal to employ 90% of our team from Belize but there’s much more we can do.
Our Community Outreach team is comprised of local Belizeans who know what the challenges Belizeans face day-to-day. Each of the projects they will create has been instigated by the concerns of multiple responses to our requests of suggestions on how we might make Belize a better place.
One of the first issues I discovered was that children who are 15 years old can not continue to attend high school unless their parents can pay for the education. We will provide job placement programs and we’ll even have positions on campus which will provide long-term job training for these kids and be able earn enough money to pay for their education.
We will have our Community Outreach team locate facilities where we can train all Belizeans in skills such as cooking for chef positions; auto mechanics; all construction jobs; landscaping, agriculture and even manufacturing. We will be able help find jobs and occasionally create businesses to employ those who havent’ been able to find jobs.
On one my visits to Belize it occurred to me a major benefit to the locals who make items would be to have vendor’s tables at the end of the international walkway. I even mentioned it to the Minister of Trade. Sure enough they started one but the price to participate is beyond what most of the people can afford.
We will provide computer assisted training for adults who want to improve their skills (even in mechanics, art, design) so they can improve their income or start their own businesses. We will be looking for locations to install computers to host the classes throughout Belize.
One of the teachers who responded was concerned about his students who don’t have lunch. During the discussion we decided to put hothouses in schools and teach children how to grow the food they’ll eat and to have an excess so they can take vegetables home to their families.
Recently one of the respondents suggested we provide health checks and the concept of a mobile health unit is now in the planning stages. It will provide basic services such as blood pressure and sugar level checks.
We have just begun to plan a mobile music program for youth. The ideal is to have music lessons provided accompanied by the instrument to help you develop and interest in music. The longer term goal is to have these youth perform at the Price Day events throughout Belize.
We have just started working on plans to increase the activities of the George Price Day celebrations to include major cleanup programs throughout Belize villages. We would include fixing fences, removing or repairing broken fences and sidewalks.
Another concern that has been brought to our attention is the sargassum. We have already begun research on methods of reducing the sargassum along the coast. There are many means of generating a profitable resource from the by product.