RESTORE Belize is proud to announce that four more students have added their names to the growing list of successful graduates sponsored by the I AM BELIZE Scholarship Programme. At the end of the 2016-2017 school year, Shakir Castillo of Sadie Vernon, Austin Neal of Wesley College, Maleek Wright of Gwen Lizarraga High School, and Amal Jones of ACC dressed in their graduation best and marched into the excitement and promise that come with post-academic life.

Sadie Vernon High School Graduate, Shakir Castillo with  RESTORE Belize School Liaison Officer, Judith Enriquez

Wesley College Graduate Austin Neal

Shakir Castillo has been in the I AM BELIZE Scholarship program since second form,and for the three years we’ve known him, his respectful and hardworking nature has impressed our school liaison officer up to the day that he received his diploma.

Shortly after graduating, Shakir was employed as a gas attendant where he continues to apply his tenacity and grit.

Sadie Vernon Graduate, Shakir Castillo, is pictured on the left with school Liaison Officer  Judith Enriquez. On the right is Austin Neal, a Wesley College graduate who has also been an I AM BELIZE scholar for three years.

His ambition to succeed led him to a six week internship in the KHMH radiology department. RESTORE Belize received excellent feedback on his performance, and at the end of the internship, Austin had no trouble finding another job. He will enroll in 6th form as a science major in January.

Maleek Wright is another I AM BELIZE Scholarship recipient who was accepted into an internship upon the completion of his degree. A graduate from ACC, Maleek aspires to be an IT technician. He has enrolled in Wesley Junior College, and we here at RESTORE Belize look forward to hearing about his future successes.    Gwen Lizarraga High School Graduate, Maleek WrightACC graduate Amal Jones with RESTORE Belize School Liaison Officer, Judith Enriquez and Senior Program Officer, Roger Bradley

Finally, We want to congratulate our fourth graduate Amal Jones for graduating with honors from ACC. His strengths, however, are not limited to the academic arena.

Amal is a musician proficient in a variety of instruments. You may even spot him with sticks in hand as a senior for the Pandemonium Steel Band. He is currently working but hopes to pursue further study.

 Amal Jones is pictured on the left, diploma in hand, after graduating from ACC. He is joined by Senior Programme Officer, Roger Bradley, and School Liaison Officer, Judith Enriquez. Pictured to the right is Maleek Wright working in the IT Department of BEL.

We want to extend our warmest congratulations to these young men for their achievements.Through the I AM BELIZE Scholarship Programme, with the help of our generous donors, RESTORE Belize has funded 50 successful high school graduates since the program’s inception in 2010. This year we are planning to expand the scholarship programme even further.

If you would like to contribute, contact us to find out how you can help high school teens become the architects of their future.