St. John Vianney Roman Catholic School
St. John Vianney Roman Catholic School is located along Faber’s Road just east of Central American Boulevard. With 628 students, and a massive presence in a central Port Loyola neighborhood, this school was selected by the Rotary Club of Belize Sunrise as its second flagship project. The first was the Port Loyola Library, located a short walk away along Central American Boulevard.
- The Rotary Club of Belize Sunrise, in partnership with the students at St John’s College Junior College, agreed to undertake a gardening and tree planting project at St John’s Vianney. On November 22nd, 2018, while visiting the school grounds in preparation for the project the following day, heavy rains had settled in different parts of the school yard and had flooded sections with stagnant water settling directly next to class rooms. Our focus had to change and the project went from gardening and tree planting to all out moving and spreading of soil and land fill material in the areas of the school yard that were affected by the flooding. Drains were dug and a connection secured to the city’s drainage system so excess waters could run off the yard and drain out. Several loads of quality material were brought in with SJCJC students spreading much of it in the yard and heavy machinery pushing it in the areas more heavily affected.
- The Rotary Club of Belize Sunrise in collaboration with Rotary Club of Edmonton and the Believe in Belize NGO donated 20 computers to St. John Vianney. All Computers were installed and included the necessary software programs to be used by students for computer classes, to complete assignments and receive computer training. Computers were delivered and installed December 4th, 2018.
- The newly equipped computer lab sits at the top of a two story concrete structure used for class rooms. Our club noted the poor condition of both the male and female restrooms, as well as the entire roof of the building. We made it a point to repair and renovate both restrooms and now seek to re-paint the entire building and repair or replace the entire roof.