Project: Strengthening government engagement and educational development service delivery

SEEDS Project



The project will improve the accessibility and availability of services, information, and opportunities for vulnerable populations by increasing collaboration between district level service providers.

The seven participating villages are located in the Toledo and Stann Creek districts and are:

  • Dangriga, Silk Grass, and Independence in Stann Creek.
  • Bella Vista, Big Falls, San Pedro Columbia, and Punta Gorda in Toledo. 

Key activities and deliverables

The project will develop four community hubs as an open space for young people to meet, learn, teach and inspire development within themselves. The hubs will serve as resource and services centers available to youth and community members by mobilizing the government to extend their services to these areas. 

 In the hubs and participating communities, the Department of Youth Services (DYS) will provide:

  • Youth Technology and Art Services
  • Behavior Modification and Conflict Management Services
  • Counselling and Wellness Services
  • Youth Entrepreneurship and On-the-Job Skills Training
  • Youth Governance Training
  • Research Planning Training

Project participants will enhance access to information, referrals, and/or support related to sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender-based violence, human rights, health, sanitation, COVID-19, community development, and more. 


During project implementation, HPPBZ will seek to collaborate with representatives from:

  • Department of Youth Services (DYS)
  • Village and alcalde councils 
  • Local organizations
  • Youth groups
  • Among others

Time Frame

Start: October 2021 

End: September 2023

Duration:  24 months

This project is supported by