Belize Boutique Resort and Spa
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SCHOOL UPLIFTMENT DRIVE: JULY - AUG 7, 2019

Belize Boutique Resort and Spa Lifts Hearts and Minds

Who says Belize resorts think only about their bottom lines? The Belize Boutique Resort and Spa is launching a philanthropic campaign that inspires everyone who hears about it.

At Belize Boutique Resort and Spa, it’s no secret that guests come first. This luxury property, referred to as the epitome of “jungle chic,” earns that reputation thanks to the artful marriage of a gorgeous jungle setting and posh accommodations.

Ditto the award-winning cuisine overseen by highly-trained chefs in addition to the resort’s libations menu that bring guests back year-after-year. But these days, staff and guests are most excited by the resort’s recently-announced initiative to repaint King’s College, a local high school located just down the road from the property.

Melanie Nicholson, the resort’s managing director, says that this is a feel-good idea embraced by everyone who hears about it. “I can’t stop thinking about how the lives of the children attending the school are changed forever by receiving a good education. If I have my way, we are looking to raise $3000 by August 7, 2019, we’ll have several buildings repainted in time for the start of Belize’s school year in August.”

Melanie isn’t the only person enthused about this project. Staff and guests pepper her with questions about the school’s much-needed facelift. “We are recruiting a team of volunteers and going about the process of picking paint colors, so anyone eager to jump in and be part of this effort is welcome,” she adds.

In addition to age, the buildings at Kings College have been lovingly inhabited by generations of children and Melanie is certain that from the moment students arrive on campus in August, they will be thrilled by the updated look that has the potential to further their ambitions and hunger for learning.

"A more aesthetically pleasing environment can foster a spirit of achievement,” she says. “If there are funds leftover, they will be used for educational programs or to pay the tuition of less-privileged, promising students whose parents can't afford to send them to the school."

Why should guests at Belize Boutique Resort and Spa care about this worthwhile project? Who doesn’t want to stay at a luxury property supported by staffers who know the importance of giving back? In fact, plenty of travelers love the idea of making a difference while on vacation, and this is one way to do it that is guaranteed to make everyone feel doubly good about vacationing at Belize Boutique Resort and Spa.

What can guests do to help? Ask the staff how you can be part of this amazing effort—-whether you want to GIFT paint to the school, GIFT $10 towards paint for the school or help paint a few walls while you’re on your vacation. And think about what a great excuse you'll have for getting a massage at the resort spa after you've gone about the business of doing good!

IT'S COOL TO BE SMART!"

Make A Difference And Support educational initiatives in Belize

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"IT'S COOL TO BE SMART!"

Belize Educational Volunteer Program


“It’s Cool to be Smart!" was born from the passion to educate and inspire the minds of our future. Having resources, teaching kids how to be resourceful and to apply what they’ve learnt, is paramount to their future success. Being a mother of two boys, who have very different learning styles - book worm vs. kinesthetic learner - as well as numerous nieces and nephews, helps me to realize the importance of understanding how each individual child learns and use this to nurture their love of learning! It is very important to develop a culture where children are allowed to be empowered by knowledge and know that “It is Cool to be smart!”


It's Rewarding To Give the Gift of Education to Children. Combining It with Vacation - is just a bonus!

HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Be sure to pack school supplies if you have extra luggage space while packing for vacation!  Not sure what is needed? Recommend lists of supplies are below. Our program is geared for preschoolers to high school students with the main focus on preschoolers and elementary kids. We’ve partnered with Maskall Preschool, Zion Park Elementary School and King’s College (High School) in the neighboring villages of Maskall and Santana on the Old Northern Highway. Help us to Make A Difference!

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Inspire & Empower

Let us give all our children bright futures! When children succeed we succeed! Belize succeeds! Let's keep working to give every child, regardless of gender or ethnicity, the chance to realize their dreams and potentials through education! If you are not visiting Belize Boutique Resort & Spa and want to make a positive educational difference, we encourage you to check with your hotel or the principal of the public school in the area you will visit. Your assistance to make a positive change will be greatly appreciated and a welcomed inspiration.

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It is extremely important to develop a culture where children are allowed to be empowered by knowledge and know that “It is Cool to be Smart!”

Make a positive difference in Belize

It is our goal to plant a seed that will produce future professionals and humanitarians.


HONOR LIBRARY

“It’s Cool to be Smart” has inspired the “Honor Library” - a library of physical books & necessary school textbooks that will be available to kids at home.

This makes it easy to do school work or simply quench the curiosity. Having the resources to succeed is important. Using and applying it is vital. We’ve arranged the library by interest to compliment the way kids talk.

There’s plenty of tactile activities for kinesthetic learners. We look forward to a digital library as we embrace the future of learning. Future goals for the library includes addressing topics directly affecting children.

It is our goal to plant a seed that will produce future professionals and humanitarians. A few immediate programs that embrace this goal is “I AM!”, “Coach” And “Accelerators”.

Belize Educational Program

“I AM!”

Kids that have a vision or a passion for the future are most likely to work towards making their goals a reality.“I AM” captures the goals of our kids and plant the seed for them to flourish. Kids are asked who they’d like to be in the future. They then need to research what their future self will do in their chosen field and put a presentation together for a Career Day at an elementary school. They must dress and be the person in their chosen field eg. I am a scientist, I am a doctor, I am a teacher… lawyer, police wo/man, fire fighter… Each presenTation starts with their name and age as their future self - the age being the ice breaker.

Belize Educational Programs

“COACH” & “ACCELERATORS”

“COACH” and “Accelerators” are programs designed for students that excel in a subject to be recognized and paired with weaker performing students to help them gain confidence and excel. Each “COACH” and “Accelerators” gets a badge of recognition in his or her subject/s. This also helps teachers to utilize their performing students and equip “coaches” with the ability to help with lesser performing students, enhancing the educating performance of the school. The program is geared to give children a hobby and purpose so they remain engaged in school and excel. Subject such as Sport and Creative Arts are all part of the program.

 

Experiences that enriches the lives of the person receiving, as well as the lives of the persons giving.

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RECCOMMENDED SUPPLIES

backpacks, pencil cases, cool pens and pencils, erasers, rulers, pencil sharpeners, geometry sets, calculators, scissors crayons, markers, glue, glue gun, glue sticks, crafts, motivational stickers, workbooks, educational flash cards (opposites, alphabets, animals, shapes, colors, addition, subtraction) workbooks, books (Dr. Seuss, Berenstain Bears, animals, DK children book, school zone workbooks, scholastic) educational children dvd and educational games

Kinesthetic learners – whiteboard, magnets, building block or puzzles, clay, play dough, dice games, tactile educational games etc…

Website links to educational content & product are greatly appreciated.

We encourage you to be a part of the process with us and Welcome Your Recommendations!


STRIKING THE RIGHT BALANCE

We know it’s super important for kids to be hip & cool! We embrace education with this in mind in order to engage the interests of the next cool, creative generation.

Programs are done year long with the schools we’ve partnered with, as well as the Maskall Library and other educational school or church groups. Summer programs and camps include yoga, health + nutrition, educational field trips to local museum and nearby Altun Ha Maya Ruin, creative projects and expressive arts.

THANK YOU!

We personally thank all our guests who have brought educational supplies, recommended educational sites, visited on volunteer vacations and supported our program in any way.

Thank you for your support and generosity. Every gift makes a difference. Your Generous Gifts and Commitment are an inspiration to us all.

Knowing you can actually make a positive difference in the lives of children is very rewarding, especially while doing it on vacation and having the trip of a lifetime!

If you would like to volunteer for the Summer Camp, Programs or simply visit the school, contact Melanie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. today.

 

It's Rewarding to Give the Gift of Education to Children!  Combining it with Vacation - is just a bonus!

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