Designing our Future! Mobilizing People for Change! AdvisoryApr 30, 2012
Come experience the future of Belize through the minds of innovative students!!! “Designing our Future! Mobilizing People for Change!”
Students are harnessing the power of technology and geography and learning to be more socially conscious, as we promote both human and national development for Belize. Through the “My Virtual City” competition, students are being challenged to imagine, design, and build cities of the future, and present their ideas before judges.
Total Business Solutions Limited, the local distributor of Esri Inc. (the world’s leading GIS company) in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is hosting the 1st Annual “My Virtual City” Competition on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. The exposition and competition judging will take place from 9:30am to 12:30 pm at the Princess Hotel, with the Award Ceremony to follow from 1:00-2:30 pm. Come experience the future of Belize through the minds of innovative students who have spent months training and working to:
“We feel it important to integrate participation of stakeholders and the general public to support further development of the youth involved and the aims of the project – students learning to design their future and becoming innovative future leaders” says Marta Hendrikx, Communications Associate of UNDP. The goals of the “My Virtual City” competition and exhibition are:
The “My Virtual City” competition and exhibition will feature student teams from St. Joseph’s Primary School, Belize Elementary School, Horizon Academy, EP Yorke High School, Belize High School, and Corozal Community College who have imagined, designed, and built cities of the future. Schools and the general public are invited to attend the exhibition to experience the innovative ideas, vision, and efforts of the future leaders of Belize.
While this competition is first and foremost a project-based experience, there are also awesome prizes being awarded! Each selected finalist will receive a Competitor t-shirt to wear the day of the competition. Members of the winning teams will each receive:
"This competition is about more than just kids experiencing GIS; it’s about working together to sustain our world. We have an opportunity here to create a more spatially literate and socially developed society,” says Mrs. Regina Campbell, Marketing & Business Development Manager at TBSL. We hope that you will find the time to join us for this 1st Annual “My Virtual City” Competition and become part of creating a spatially literate Belizean society.
TBSL expresses its gratitude to the students, parents, mentors, and the UNDP for embracing this project which will help to develop our younger generation to become strategic decision makers who understand how planning and decisions impact our lifestyle, community, nation and world.
Regina Campbell, Marketing & Business Development Manager, TBSL, (501) 223-6807 OR Marta Hendrikx, Communications Associate, UNDP, (501) 822-2688. Visit our website www.myvirtualcity.bz and Facebook page www.facebook.com/MyVirtualCityBZ.