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Bainbridge College connects with Belize

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By Christian Jennings - bio | email

December 15, 2008

BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) - Teachers, students, and children's books from Bainbridge College are heading to Belize next semester.

The International Education program at the college has had close ties with the central American country for years.

During spring semester Education majors will travel to Belize to teach in their classrooms. Other students will participate in a travel writing course.

A project in the initial stages will provide books for libraries there. The national library hasn't had a book budget in 10 years, and the schools don't even have libraries.

"Children there don't have access to the books like we have and we just want to try and help them out, try and get some books in their hands. And the nice thing about it is when the children learn to read they're going home and teaching their parents," said Susan Ralph, the Bainbridge College Library Director.

Bainbridge college is still taking donations of children's books to send to Belize. Part of the program will also include a librarian exchange. A librarian from Belize will travel to Bainbridge College for training. Feedback