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National Resource Centre for Inclusive Education (NaRCIE)

PO Box 2100

Freetown Road, Belize City

Phone: 223-1150

Fax: 223-6497

Email: spedunit@btl.net

Description: The National Resource Center for Inclusive Education works in partnership with School personnel, Families, Religious, Government and Non-Governmental Organizations to develop inclusive school communities, which nurture and appreciate the diverse learning needs of all students.

Deaf Religious Organizations

Jesus Deaf Church

Life Changing Ministries

Nancy Marshall (contact person)

PO Box #158

Orange Walk Town, Belize

Email: nancyinbelize@yahoo.com

Description: Jesus Deaf Church is an ecumenical Christian church that is embraced by the Belize Evangelical Mennonite Church. The services are lead by a Deaf Pastor and Deaf Pastor Assistant in American Sign Language (ASL) every Sunday beginning at 10:00 AM.

Deaf Schools

Cayo Deaf Institute

Leonard Leowen (contact person)

592, Spanish Lookout

Belize

Phone: 501-824-2499 / 501-823-0199

Fax: 501-824-3565

Email: director@btl.net

Email:cdi@btl.net

Description: Located in the Baking Pot Central Farm region, near Cayo, Belize, in Central America, is an unusual ministry dedicated to teaching and training Deaf people. CDI provides a free education to Deaf children from all across Belize. Volunteer and staff teach all levels of classes to Deaf students in Sign Language. Students also learn farming, leadership skills, and other helpful life skills.

Holy Cross Anglican School

Francis Wilson (contact person)

Special Education Unit

San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize

La Isla Bonita Elementary School

Mirla Ancona (contact person)

San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize

Description: Teacher Mirla is deaf. She teaches the deaf class at this island school of roughly 40 students.

Stella Maris School and The Belize Academy for the Deaf

Joy Westby (contact person)

Belize City, Belize

Email: joywestby1964@hotmail.com

Description: Stella Maris is the largest special education center in Belize. It also manages the Belize Academy for the Deaf which is at the same location. There are 5 deaf classrooms for children who range in age from 5 to 17.

St. Peter’s Anglican School

Rossana Briceno and Nancy Marshall (contact person)

9 St Peter’s Street

Orange Walk Town, Belize

Phone: 501-322-2160

Email: nancyinbelize@yahoo.com

Description: St. Peter’s Anglican School is a Belizean primary school with 275 students. With roughly 45 special needs students it has a unique mission in the surrounding area to serve children with various disabilities whose village schools are not equipped to serve them. In addition to the three special education classrooms, it has a center-based classroom for deaf children who range in age from 7 to 15. The deaf children use ASL.

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