STELLA MARIS SCHOOL horseback riding at BANANA BANK
There are limited training and placement programs for people with disabilities in Belize. The Stella Maris School for the Disabled offers some skills training in areas such as home economics and wood working for school aged children and youth. The last two censuses, in 1991 and 2000, both included a question on disability. The censuses identified a total of 12,431 (6.5%) persons with disabilities in 1991, and 13,774 (5.7%) persons with disabilities in 2000. These children were able to come to Banana Bank for a day of horseback riding and fun. Therapy riding is a horizon we at Banana Bank hope to explore more of in the future.
|Sundee Carr, daughter of John and Carolyn Carr (owners of Banana Bank Lodge) took this photo outside her workplace in
Missoula, MT. It was about 10 degrees fahrenheit.
Kudos to San Pedro Sun
Visitor Guide for the great article on
Banana Bank Lodge
(March 1st, 2007)!