In light of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between RSV Ltd., Multimedia Systems and the University of Belize in fostering a higher level of tertiary education in Belize, the Love Foundation and UB also signed another MOU arrangement to provide students an opportunity to achieve a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Broadcast and Media Communications in Belize. Since this is the first of its kind, Love News spoke Love Foundation’s Managing Director, Deborah Sewell, who explained how significant and beneficial the new agreement was and what it truly entailed.
Sitnah Blease: What is the significance of the this agreement between Love Foundation and the University.
Love Foundation Managing Director, Deborah Seawell: Well I think it is really significant when you think about the fact that there are no journalism, broadcasting or communication programs in Belize and the University of Belize will be the first University that will be including communication as part of their course offerings. The Love Foundation already has a radio studio and a recording studio and a TV studio. It will be in close proximity with the University which will allow students to be able to come and do hands on practical work in our studio so so it will compliment the communications program that the University will be offering. I think it will greatly benefit the students because for a while; you know Love FM just celebrated 25 years in the business and in 25 years there has been a lot of young people who have been interested in this career. It’s a career that offers; that entices young people who are creative, who want to be creative. We have amazing writers in Belize; we have people who would love to be behind the cameras, people who are great in front of the cameras but there is no specialized training for those people so you know I can only see this greatly benefiting the country by creating another avenue for young people, another area where they can be trained to be broadcasters and future journalists and so I am excited about this partnership.
lso encourages students and other individuals to take this new opportunity that is being offered by both the University and Love Foundation. She reiterates that in a Journalism and Communications field it is very important to receive proper training.