Back in the big city!

Hello friends and family! Primary project here, reporting from the big and bustling Belize City (relatively speaking). We are now stationed back at the lovely Smokin’ Balam guesthouse for the final two weeks of project! Can’t believe it’s the final stretch — it seems like the other day we were all sleepily boarding the plane together in Toronto. Our second week in Cayo was very different from the first; isntead of teaching in Belmopan, we were assigned to smaller village schools […]

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From busy & big Belize city to small & sweet Sarteneja!

Hello our dear readers! So another chapter in the Secondary School project comes to a close as we wrapped up our final week in Belize City. Throughout the week we were teaching at the YWCA as well as Excelsior High School and Maud Williams High School. Lets not forget about the BFLA! We also worked there for a few hours each day finishing up pamphlets for them to give out to the public. One pamphlet provided information about how hypertension […]

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…and the rainy season is upon us

Hi again friends! Your Belize Primary Project here to report on another action-packed week on project! We now have another week under our belts, and have finished the first half of our time in Cayo district! For this two week period we’re changing up our teaching pairs, Joanne with Trevor and Kayla with Annie. Since we’re staying in San Ignacio we have a 45 minute commute to Belmopan every morning to get to the schools the Ministry assigned for us. […]

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Balam: a supernatural being in Mayan religion that guards cornfields and villages [and members of the Secondary Project]

City life! This week in Belize City was a new experience for the Secondary Project! After our productive day on Monday where we set up our weekly tasks at the Y.W.C.A., B.F.L.A. and high schools we got right into it!  In our mornings the four of us would head over to the Y.W.C.A. and teach in the life skills classroom to some very welcoming young girls! We taught lessons on communications and values, conflict resolution and self-esteem which helped introduce […]

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Coconut Tarts and Jam ROLLS! From Belmopan to Belize City!

Hello to everyone! Our second week in Cayo flew by! The week started off with us running a games day at Eden High School in Santa Elena which was a great success and turnout!  We played football, basketball and volleyball and even got a bracelet making crew going under some nice shady tree (because it was hot!!).  We also cooled off by having a refreshing water balloon toss with the kids, and the gym teacher treated us to some IDEALS […]

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Mayan Living

Hello Everyone! Apologies for the gap between our posts… the Primary Project has just spent the last week living in a tiny Mayan village called San Miguel and the community was not connected to the interweb world! However we really embraced the simple living and had the most wonderful week staying in the small community and teaching in San Miguel and the neighboring village of Silver Creek. Due to the unforeseen lack of transport from Punta Gorda to San Miguel […]

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Sweatin…in San Ignacio, Santa Elena, and Succotz!

Woo! Can’t believe the first week here on the Secondary project has passed. We landed in Belize just over a week ago and after the initial shock that we will be sweating for 6 weeks straight and that our clothes will constantly be moist, we headed to the Smoking Balam in Belize City for a one night stay. The next day we headed to San Ignacio by way of public transit. That was an experience in itself, rushing to the […]

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Can you BELIZE it’s already been one week?!

Greetings friends on the interweb! This is Kayla, Joanne, Rachael, Trevor and Annie, your Primary Peer Educators reporting to you from Punta Gorda, Toledo District Belize! We can’t believe that a week has already gone by on project, time is flying but we have already been getting up to a lot of amazing things! We landed in Belize City last Saturday afternoon and as soon as we stepped on the tarmack we were welcomed by the intocixating Belizian heat we […]

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