UBAD in Summertime


Starting Monday June 28, 2010, the UBAD Educational Foundation – UEF – will be hosting another Summer Literacy Program at the Library of African and Indian Studies on the KREMANDALA compound at 3304 Partridge Street, Belize City.

The 6 week literacy program is to develop the reading, writing, speaking and critical thinking skills of youth ages 5 to 17, as well as students in preschool to standard 6. The summer program runs Monday through Fridays, exposing youth to an innovative African-centered curriculum created by Belizeans. Youth can also look forward to hands-on experience in making useful goods that are both market and profitable

Although in past years ‘Kriol’ is the first language of most participating youth, the goal of the literacy program is to develop skills in English. It is the hope of UEF to help youth gain a commanding grip on the language used to communicate world-wide. To complement the efforts of the program, the UEF is looking for teachers to facilitate learning groups during the summer, also to participate in an intensive training program on June 5th, 12th, and 19th.

Library of African and Indian Studies Coordinator Audley Mulati alongside Nyahbinghi Melanie Price extend an invitation to the youth of Belize and those visiting as UEF makes learning culture and history fun with movies, games and other activities. For more information about UEF’s Summer Literacy Program as a teacher or student, you may call KREM at (501) 202-4409, (501) 202-4469 or (501) 665-9205.

Written by Kimberly Timmons


About KREM
The idea for the KREM Radio station originated in early 1979 while Rufus X and I were visiting New Orleans. There was a New Orleans deejay I liked, by the name of Sister Love, and one day Rufus and his cousin, Sam Wiley, who was our host, showed me the building where the radio station which featured Sister Love was located. It was quite a modest, one flat structure, much smaller than the three story Albert Cattouse Building from where the Belize government monopoly station – Radio Belize – was broadcasting.

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