Belize – Past Grantees


Child Development Foundation (CDF)

Project Leader: Verlie Rebecca Lamb, 28

CDF designed and implemented a girl-centered leadership curriculum in 12 schools in 12 communities in the Cayo District, reaching 286 girls. Also, workshops and community outreach activities were held with 65 parents and 11 community leaders to increase community support for girls to stay in school.

Productive Organization for Women in Action (POWA)

Project Leader: Thandiwe Diego, 17

POWA provided leadership training and information about sexual and reproductive health and rights to 20 adolescent girls with the objective of strengthening access to and affordability of schools for girls in the Stann Creek District.

Toledo Maya Women’s Council

Project co-leaders: Amira Lisette Teul, 28 and Claudia Tut, 26

Toledo Maya Women’s Council culturally adapted a Population Council curriculum and held an ongoing Girl Roster methodology training for six young mentors, who lead weekly sessions of girl clubs for 236 girls and adolescents from four communities in the Toledo district with the aim of strengthening their knowledge and skills in sexual and reproductive health, life plan, leadership, financial education, and social entrepreneurship; while also achieving community engagement of 75 community leaders and 60 parents in the retention of girls in school.


Plenty International Belize Ltd

Project leader: Tasha Nicole Petillo, 32

Plenty Internacional Belize Ltd. carried out their Project in Punta Gorda, Toledo where they trained young women in personal empowerment and sexual and reproductive health and rights issues. Through a collaboration with the Belize Family Life Association (BFLA), they offered 37 youth-friendly services to these young women.



Project Leader: Elmer Cornejo, 24

GOBelize trained 15 youth leaders in advocacy on comprehensive sexuality education. GOBelize also developed a report on the status of comprehensive sexuality in high schools, which was used in youth advocacy and to develop a media campaign.

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