This project will help prepare 75 at-risk youth from impoverished areas of rural Belize for a lifetime of successful employment through job skills training and internship placement. Job skills trainings include a two day intensive training seminar led by business owners from the capital city of Belmopan through the local Rotary Club, ongoing coaching from project leader/mentor, interview workshops that include mock interviews and internships with local businesses in the Belmopan area.
The rural areas of Belize are some of the most economically depressed regions in Latin America. This environment affords very little opportunity for youth to go beyond a basic education to employment opportunities that enable them to break free from the inter-generational cycle of poverty. This project will give 75 of the most disadvantaged children in rural Belize the opportunity to gain vocational skills and internship opportunities to help them secure stable jobs after graduation.
This project will provide youth in poor rural Belize with the knowledge, experience and skills necessary to begin a prosperous career. Through workshops, trainings, mentoring and internship opportunities, these youth will gain the tools and experience necessary to successfully enter and thrive in the local and national job market. These youth are also taught to share their new knowledge with their peers.
The project will educate 75 youth in job-related skills allowing them to become gainfully employed after graduation from high school or college, thus helping them elevate themselves, their families and their villages out of poverty.