DSC_3120BELTRAIDE, in partnership with the Centre for the Promotion of Micro and Small Enterprises (CENPROYMPE) and the Embassy of Taiwan (China), has completed the project, “Integral Development of Entrepreneurship for Central America and Dominican Republic” in Belize.

Round II of EMPRENDE Belize was held from April – August, 2014 and saw the training of over thirty entrepreneurs. Culture Connection was a successful recipient of seed capital under this project. Culture Connection prides itself in being the first authentic Belizean, educational coloring book created to impart knowledge of our rich ancestral heritage to the new generation.

After much research, hard work, and finally receiving the endorsement from key stakeholders Colour Me Belize was created and printed. Colour Me Belize has received endorsement from Ministry of Education, Belize Tourism Board and the National Institute of Culture and History. Additionally, the foreword has been written by Mrs.Kim Simplis Barrow, Special Envoy for Women and Children, Spouse of the Prime Minister of Belize.

The book launch was held at the House of Culture, Belize City, Belize on December 8, 2014 at 2:00 pm. The ceremony consisted of the opening, keynote speakers, launch and finally the closing. The anthem was led by Ms. Jackie Castillio, whilst Hon. Patrick Faber (Minister of Education) and Mrs. Kim Simplis Barrow were keynote speakers and the comment by Ms. Lejia M. Gideon (GM Enterprise Division, BELTRAIDE),