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Belize's Child Prodigy!
Published on April 11, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

Belize’s Child Prodigy!

By Abdulmajeed K. Nunez

There are not a lot of women in Belize into IT
She’s a trailblazer and trendsetter not into conformity
She’s a visionary and wants good for her country
She’s big on educational accessibility
Running on a political ticket is not for she
She’s been approached by PUDP, but she is for the community
Not into popularity and all for national unity
She developed and planned protocols and policies for the National Reform Party

Winner of the UWI 2014 Outstanding Woman of the Year
She’s one of Belize’s pioneer female programmers
Born and raised in south side Belize
Still residing where she grew up
Pallotti and SJC sixth form are her alma maters
She was an early bloomer
She went to high school at ten
By seventeen she graduated sixth form once again
That was when she began her career
Started at social security then rose through the ranks
She made inspector in three years

In 1992 an associated degree was rare
Her group came in with associates
Back then people rose through seniority
As faith may have it this statutory body
Was ran just like the other government ministries
Then change came in policy allowing her to rise quickly
She was later transferred for three years as an inspector in the cane industry
She got married at twenty
Then at twenty three she decided to go and study

During the Y2K she went to study computer programming
She completed a three year bachelors study in twenty four months
Then she won a scholarship to do telecommunications management
This complemented what she was doing in programming
Which again she finished in one year
Then came back home and started her new career
She felt as a teacher she’d make a greater impact
In 2003 when she came back determined to give back

Determined to make a community impact
She started a community based grassroots organization
Focusing on marginalized women and youth
She did some grant proposals for the Collet locality
Capacity building with elders in her community
She became very involved with heaven house
Looking at areas where her volunteerism and activism would have the most impact
She has served on numerous academic boards
She does not subscribe to the crippling effects of politician
Contributing brings her people out of their indigent situations
Helping them to move forward at their velocity

Her passion interacting in her community
So she pioneered the “We Dah Fi Collet” grassroots agency
With a diverse group with the same aspiration
Warding off many attempts at political infiltration
Some left due to political seduction
Ras Pita organized sporting competitions
She and Fabiana Scott were encouraged people growth and development
At grass roots level, focusing on nation building
Starting with human capacity building
She is indeed deserving of UWI’s celebrating!
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