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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 2023, Peace Corps Belize and the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Transport signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the start of the Youth Empowered by Sports (YES) Project which officially launched in September 2023 with the arrival of the inaugural cohort. YES Volunteers now work alongside the National Sports Council district coordinators and with school-based sports coaches at assigned primary schools.

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

Check out our annual reports to learn more:

Celebrating 60 years of Friendship, Service, Growth and Collaboration with the people of Belize.

2022 marked 60 years of Peace Corps service to Belize. The remarkable moment was celebrated under the theme "60 years of Friendship, Service, Growth and Collaboration with the People of Belize."
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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.