Sponsor a Special Education Student

by Ambergris Caye Elementary School
Sponsor a Special Education Student
Sponsor a Special Education Student
Sponsor a Special Education Student
Sponsor a Special Education Student
Sponsor a Special Education Student
Sponsor a Special Education Student
Sponsor a Special Education Student
Sponsor a Special Education Student
Sponsor a Special Education Student
Sponsor a Special Education Student

Project Report | Nov 24, 2015
Reaching for the Stars.....

By Denice Ryan | Administrator

Every child should have the right to an education, this should be a given.  However, there are still places in the world where the opportunity doesn't exist.  When you are a child with Special Needs in a thrid world or developing country the opportunities are even more limited. Last year Ambergris Caye Elementary School was blessed with the opportunity to open a Special Needs program, this is the only Special Needs Classroom on the island of Ambergris Caye in Belize.

The challenge here was to raise the awareness.  The first issue was acceptance by the community in large.  Cultrually the norm was for most children with special needs to be kept at home.  Unfortunately this limited their stimulation, thereby not allowing these children to reach their fullest potential.  We started with the very first "Run for Awareness" a 5k run organized by our Special Ed teacher, Sarah Freudenberg.  This event was a huge success with over 150 participants running through the streets of San Pedro!  

This year we are off to another great start.  The community is now backing up our program and they sponsored a Haunted House the week of Halloween with all proceeds going toward our Special Needs Program.  Every child needs the opportunity to become everything they can be, to be able to reach their fullest potential.  It is important for us as teachers and leaders to teach them to reach for the stars...

Every child is a shining star.  Help us, help them.  Especially during this season of thanks and giving, be thankful for your own children and give to those who's stars might be a little more difficult to reach.

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Aug 26, 2015
A New School Year with Special Needs

By Denice Ryan | Administrator

May 27, 2015
A Giant Step Forward in Raising Awareness

By Denice Ryan | Administrator

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Ambergris Caye Elementary School

Denice Ryan
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Denice Ryan
Principal/Administrator
San Pedro , Belize

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