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Send 50 Students to High School in Belize

 
£26,011
£7,493
Raised
Remaining

Summary

Most Caye Caulker children were forced to quit school at the age of 12 until Ocean Academy opened as the island's first high school offering financial support to all children who want to learn.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

In Belize, education is expensive due to school fees, books, and uniforms; most children are forced out of the educational system and are often left with marginal literacy and numeracy skills. They struggle to find low paying jobs. This continues generation after generation. Families who try to break the cycle face academic challenges. Large class sizes and limited ability to receive help at home often mean failing the primary school exit exam. Only 40% of youth attend high school.

How will this project solve this problem?

Ocean Academy provides financial support to 85% of students through scholarships, tuition bartering, and work study. Free tutoring, small classes, and individualized attention build core skills and empower students to believe in their futures.

Potential Long Term Impact

For the first time, a full generation of villagers will be educated beyond primary school. They will lead their developing country out of crime and become stewards of Belize's fragile barrier reef.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: £26,011
Remaining Goal to be Funded: £7,493
Total Funding Goal: £33,504

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Project Leader

Joni Miller

Caye Caulker, Belize

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