in marginalized communities in rural Belize
Project Status: Finished in December 2019
The project improved the health and well-being of 700 students, 28 teachers and 6 parents from 3 public primary schools as well as 28 women and their families (103 people) in 3 communities in southern Belize:
The project reached 865 direct and 60,081 indirect beneficiaries.
To promote healthier lifestyle habits among students the project worked with a summer club and one student club in each school. Clubs participated in:
To increase teachers' capacity to impart health and nutrition topics to their students 28 teachers and 6 parents expanded their understanding of nutrition with workshops provided by the Ministry of Health. 15 of participating teachers, further increased their experience teaching health and nutrition topics to their students by actively leading the lessons, sports sessions and other activities of the project.
To strengthen health and financial stability of women and relatives living in their household the project worked with one women group in each community. Groups participated in lessons - centered on nutrition, food security and hygiene - while learning to build and manage greenhouses and nurseries for trees and flowers.
To raise awareness about the importance of nutrition, food security and the project progress, community events were implemented at each participating village and communication products were presented to the general public (via radio and social media). Events included:
During project implementation, HPPBZ collaborated with:
Start: April 2019
End: December 2019
Duration: 9 months
This project was co-funded by