The number one development need throughout Toledo is economic opportunity. Recently, 41 people in the village of San Jose attended the first day of micro-enterprise training organized by the Belize Enterprise for Sustainable Development (BEST).
Mack Petors of BEST taught most of the sessions on subjects such as entrepreneurship, introduction to business planning and marketing. I taught a session on conflict management. Conflict management is essential for working in groups, and is something that I did as part of teaching high school years ago.
It has also been one of the appropriate technologies that Plenty has always emphasized. Candido Chun of Sustainable Harvest International provided translation as needed. Candido and I have been going to monthly Mentoring meetings held by BEST.