Peace Corps Belize is one of the longest continuously running Peace Corps programs in the region and since 1962, more than 2000 volunteers have served at the community level throughout the country. In 2017, Peace Corps Belize began supporting the Ministry of Education's National Literacy Strategy to have all standard 1 (U.S. Grade 2) students reading at grade level or receiving targeted literacy intervention by bringing Peace Corps Response Volunteers to work with standard 1 teachers and principals. In 2021, Peace Corps Belize and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Technology signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the start of the Youth Health and Well-being Project which will be officially launched in 2022 when the first cohort of Youth Health Volunteers will arrive, COVID-19 permitting. Youth Health Volunteers will work in primary schools, alongside teachers and principals, to support health and family life education.

Peace Corps Belize works as a small, intercultural team dedicated to the development of Belize, working on locally-prioritized projects to advance our mission of world peace and friendship.

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Volunteer Nia served in a southern village of Belize from 2019 - 2020. Here she is seen in a classroom where, alongside teachers, she taught Physical Education and Health and Family Life Education lessons.