The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) and the Embassy of Mexico to Belize are pleased to announce the successful conclusion of the first Belize – Mexico Student Exchange on Climate Change.
A contingent of 32 students and eight teachers from four Belmopan-based schools, along with four members of staff from the CCCCC and a representative from the Mexican Embassy took part in the inaugural exchange on Friday, June 19, 2015 in Chetumal, Mexico. The participating schools include Belmopan Comprehensive High School, Belmopan Baptist High School, Belmopan Methodist High School, Our Lady of Guadalupe High School and Almirante Tomás O.P. Blanco Núñez de Cáceres of the Mexican Navy, a Chetumal, Mexico based primary school.
The exchange programme sought to enhance cross-cultural awareness of Climate Change among Belizean and Mexican students. The exchange also created an opportunity for collaboration between both countries to expand the network of Climate Change and Environment Clubs that was introduced in Belize by the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre.
Through cultural presentations by Mexican students, specially designed games and tours to the Planetarium Yoko´ol Kaab and the Chetumal Zoo, the students were exposed to various lessons about Climate Change in the region.
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre and the Mexican Embassy are pleased with the success of this partnership and looks forward to broadening the relationship between Belizean and Mexican schools with a strong interest on climate change.