Stories from Belize

Every Peace Corps Volunteer has a story to tell. Read stories from Volunteers about what it's like to live and work in Belize.

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Health issues awareness competition

In my community's primary school, my counterpart and Principal, Blanca and I have launched a community outreach initiative that includes the creation of monthly public service announcements that focus on and reinforce a Health Family Life Education (HFLE) topic being taught in the school.  

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Amanda's Latrine Project team

The beginning of 2017 kicked off the implementation phase of my community’s Latrine Project. 

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Dana's bottle collection team

My school counterparts and I initiated a Plastic Bottle Collection Contest at the primary school in my village when classes resumed in January.

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School children brushing their teeth

One of the first projects my CHW and I worked on when I got to my site was teaching the Infant I and II classes how to brush their teeth. 

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Lindsey at her pre-school

My village is a small and beautiful village located in the northwest corner of Belize. 

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Fata teaching

As a health Volunteer, I find myself doing several education projects, and this summer was no different. 

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Anna Mahoney and host family

This past month I was invited to help a group of women prepare Caldo chilan (local chicken soup) for a group of men who were going to the farm to plant. Ten of us women were all sitting in a circle as we plucked the feathers and began cutting up the chicken.

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The battle of the NCDs

After a random late night, I began to discuss my ideas about a village event with counterparts to educate the children of my village on non-communicable diseases (NCD’s). 

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Sarah and children

Towards the end of February, I started a workout group.

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Adria's Library - children

When I was doing my community assessment, the Principal of the community school in my village told me that he wants to focus more on literacy. 

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