Reunited and it feels so good! 

Can’t believe we have already come to the end of our 2nd leg of our initiative in Dangriga!  This week Kathleen and James continued on at Ecumenical High School. Being in first and third form classes all week, we spoke about Healthy Sexual Relationships and Substance Use and Abuse. The students, especially the third forms, had a very high level of understanding for both topics. Having recognized this, we promoted more discussion based classes where students were encouraged to ask […]

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Headed Down South to the Land of the Palms 

Hey blog follow alongers! The primary team is happy to bring updates about our fantastic second week in Belize city!! This week the Laura’s taught at Unity Presbyterian Primary, a delightful school with talented kids! Vlad and Karina started their week in Central Christian School, a small primary school in downtown Belize. They enjoyed their outgoing students in such a welcoming environment. The Laura’s enjoyed being around the lively students and staff at Unity. At the beginning of the week […]

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All aboard the Tuff Love 2!

This week we checked into the Chalenor hotel where we were greeted by the wonderful Chadwick and Eleanor. They quickly made us feel welcome and right at home here in Dangriga! We have been taking full advantage of the beautiful roof patio overlooking the ocean (along with the complimentary bananas) to lesson plan, and relax after long days of teaching. All aboard the Tuff Love 2! (The name of our school bus) Hop on this stylish bus with Jesse and […]

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That’s the way uh-huh uh-huh I like it uh-huh uh-huh

Today marks the halfway point of our initiative, and the end of the first week we were left to fend for ourselves since our wonderful Program Director Meg went home on Monday. We think we did pretty well on our own if we do say so ourselves (miss you Meg)! As you can see from our funky title, we learned some great hand-clapping games and songs from the students at St Luke’s Methodist School. QHO Belize Primary has a growing […]

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Where did all the peanut butter go?

Weh di go ann? Yup you guessed it. Belize secondary is now fluent in Creole. Honestly, we may never return to Canada (sorry moms… PS Happy Mothers Day!). In all seriousness though, the past week has been absolutely terrific. Buckle up, because this blog post is going to be a doozy! Jesse and Mario had another exciting week teaching at Toledo Community College. The week was dedicated to teaching about substance abuse and healthy sexual relationships, which stimulated interesting and […]

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Chica Chica Ba-na-na ?

             We can’t believe how fast two weeks have gone by. It’s starting to feel like home here in Corozal and it’s going to be so hard to say good bye. We have gotten to know a lot of the local community members and were even invited into the home of Mrs. Young, the Standard 6 teacher at Ranchito Government School. We learned so much about the culture in Belize from Mrs.Young and her daughters […]

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Punta Gorda – All That and a Bag of Plaintain Chips

First group picture in Punta Gorda, Belize. ‘U n’alrite?’ As you can tell, Belize Secondary is already picking up some Creole here in Punta Gorda, Belize. It seems as though the dry season is coming to an end and the rainy season has begun. The latter half of this past week was marked by some rainstorms. Our experience in the town has been amazing so far. We have especially enjoyed the slow, laid back attitude and the energy of the […]

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Chapter 2: Corozal has it all 

 Belize primary pre community games day! Labour day bike race      Lesson planning for our first week!   Hey friends! Good morning from the sunny shores of Corozal! Belize primary spent our first week teaching at both Ranchito Government school and San Narcisso Roman Catholic school; both schools are just outside of corozal town. We are half an hour away from the Mexican border and we are staying right on the bay (the exact opposite of secondary) The local […]

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