in marginalized communities in rural Belize
The project will improve the health and well-being of 687 students, 15 teachers and 9 parents from 3 public primary schools as well as 24 women and their families (approximately 70 people) in 3 communities in southern Belize:
It's expected that 850 people will benefit directly from the project and 8.150 indirectly.
To promote healthier lifestyle habits among students the project will work with a summer club and one student club in each school. Clubs will participate in:
To increase teachers' capacity to impart health and nutrition topics to their students the project will implement an intensive workshop that replicates lessons the student clubs will receive and will lead/participate in practical sessions throughout the project. Parents will also be invited to participate in the teachers' workshop and practical actions of the project to further develop school feeding programs as well as PTAs (Parent–teacher associations).
To strengthen health and financial stability of women and relatives living in their household the project will work with one women group in each community. Groups will participate in lessons - that focus 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 will be implemented in each participating village and communication products will be presented to the general public (via radio and social media). Events will include:
During project implementation, HPPB will collaborate with:
Start: April 2019
End: December 2019
Duration: 9 months
This project co-funded by