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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?

Who we are

BRIDGEs in Belize is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization which exists to provide an opportunity for cross-cultural educational exchange between North American teachers and teachers in developing places in the world. North American teachers, responding to requests for assistance, provide educational seminar trainings to requesting-country teachers, and in turn are provided native-culture trainings by the requesting-country teachers. Attention is given to the honoring of cultural diversity, the exchange of cultural experiences, and equal partnership. The result is an empowered and invigorated educator base and a gained global-village perspective for all involved. Ultimately, through enriching the experiences of all teachers, BRIDGEs in Belize provides improved educational opportunities for all children.

Books for Belize

Books for Rural Villages

December 2021

BRIDGEs is excited to partner with Daker’s Stationery & Books in Belmopan, Belize, to provide books for children and youth in Belize. Due to the scarcity of resources in Belize, we will be donating books for young people in the remote villages of southern Belize, where we have focused our work since 2014. The books will be delivered directly to the villages by BRIDGEs volunteers in March, 2022.

Our goal is $5,000. 100% of your tax-deductible donation will go to the purchase of books. Please donate now. BRIDGEs is receiving donations through Give MN  

Recent Posts

  • Join BRIDGEs in January-February 2017

    Plans are underway for our upcoming work/cultural exchange trip, January 28-February 4, 2017. The team is being formed now and we still have room for a few team members. The week-long trip will include volunteer work leading teacher training workshops or doing construction at Tumul K’in Center for Learning in southern Belize, as well […]

  • 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 […]

  • Teaching Opportunities in March 2014

    BRIDGEs will be sponsoring two trips to Belize in March, 2014. Both trips will bring teachers to small villages to work with local teaching staff. (more…)

  • Join us in Belize in March, 2014!

    March, 2014 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. (more…)