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Please join us in Belize in March, 2015

BRIDGEs (Building Relationships for International Development, Growth & Education) in Belize matches North American teachers with a variety of skills and expertise with teachers in developing nations, who need coaching and/or additional training in their field. Our current initiative focuses on teacher training in Belize. Volunteers with BRIDGEs in Belize experience life in the interior of the country, where fewer tourists venture.

What features does BRIDGES's in Belize offer?

Tailoring to Your Skills

Once a training partnership is planned, details are worked out to utilize the skills of the teacher traveling to Belize and to meet the needs of the Belizean teachers being trained. Teacher training partnerships may include classroom instruction, teacher mentoring, teaching demonstrations and/or co-teaching. Working within the curriculum used in Belize is crucial. Teaching strategies for effective instruction, progress monitoring and classroom management are some of the ways we support the teachers in Belize. Other strategies related to specific subjects may also be addressed, such as best practices in math or science instruction, or challenges of bi-lingual education.

Mutually Rewarding

Partnering with Belizean teachers is very rewarding and mutually beneficial to teachers in Belize and teachers from North America. In Belize you will find a rich cultural heritage evident in the villages, people and schools. The indigenous people are proud of their heritage and most wish to carry on many of their native traditions and customs. At the same time, modern education is a key to breaking a cycle of poverty that continues, especially in rural areas of Belize.

Recent Posts

  • Belize Trip 2015 – in pictures
  • Belize Trip 2015 – In the Schools

    This year BRIDGES is working with teachers in the Mayan villages in southern Belize.  

  • Saint Anne’s Team Arrives Safely in Belize

    Our group of seven Saint Annians arrived safely in Belize and have been working all week in the Maya villages in Central Belize.  They are attending to school needs, conducting teacher trainings, and building friendships. Thank you to all who contributed school supplies: they are much needed and have been […]

  • Join us in Belize in March, 2015!

    March, 2015 is coming soon! Join us in Belize! We are going to Belize in March to teach staff in remote villages. You will have the opportunity to experience the culture of Belize while working with local teachers.

  • Ak’kutan Radio Station Opens

    Members of BRIDGEs were honored to attend the dedication of the first Maya community radio station in the Toledo district of Belize. Executive Director of BRIDGEs, Mark Brown was a featured guest and speaker at the event on March 24th, 2014 because of his involvement in organizing volunteers and fundraising […]