The Traffic Department of the Belize City Council has taken it upon themselves to go into the schools to educate the students of Queen Square’s Infant 2 class on Traffic Signs and Bicycle safety. This was facilitated by Data Examination Clerk Ms. Leila Mckenzie and Senior Traffic Warden Ms Muriel Longsworth. The information was well received by the teacher and students who were very much engaged in the presentation. We hope to schedule with other classes and schools in an effort to create awareness of these traffic regulations.
Today the Special Constable Unit and Traffic Department convened at the ITVET Training Room for a National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) training on Shelters & Shelter Management facilitated by Coordinator Ms. Timrose Augustine. The Special Constable officers, Traffic Wardens, Sanitation Department Inspectors, Managers and Supervisors in attendance were all extremely receptive to the information provided. It was both informative and interactive. The discussion ranged from: Tsunamis to Child Protection Policies inclusive of the International Mandates and the Humanitarian Principles, Discrimination of shelterees, Space Allocation, Water, Hygiene and Sanitation, et cetera. Ms. Augustine provided a session filled with scenarios of possible outcomes to give an idea of what the situation can quickly escalate to and allow the officers to use better judgement.
All in all our Traffic, Sanitation and Special Constable officers and Managers are now much more informed when the opportunity presents itself to make use of the training knowledge. In turn this allows us to be more confident of their ability to handle these high stressed situations when natural disasters occur.
We are always looking for ways to incorporate our Belizean children and youths into our projects. Our Child Advisory Body is a perfect example of this. Established 3 years ago and going strong. We commenced our first meeting of 2018 with plenty of ideas for our upcoming projects with a focus on networking with different groups and organizations in the areas of: Education, Recreation, the Environment, etc, etc. to help establish relationships as well as getting CAB to be a household name and create a sense of familiarity with our Belizean public. For any inquiries feel free to connect with us on Facebook or email us: firstname.lastname@example.org plenty more to come. Stay Tuned!!