Ocean Academy Girls Rising and Staying in School

by Caye Caulker Ocean Academy
Ocean Academy Girls Rising and Staying in School
Ocean Academy Girls Rising and Staying in School
Ocean Academy Girls Rising and Staying in School
Ocean Academy Girls Rising and Staying in School
Ocean Academy Girls Rising and Staying in School
Ocean Academy Girls Rising and Staying in School
Ocean Academy Girls Rising and Staying in School
Ocean Academy Girls Rising and Staying in School
Ocean Academy Girls Rising and Staying in School
Ocean Academy Girls Rising and Staying in School
Ocean Academy Girls Rising and Staying in School
Ocean Academy Girls Rising and Staying in School
Ocean Academy Girls Rising and Staying in School
Ocean Academy Girls Rising and Staying in School
Ocean Academy Girls Rising and Staying in School
Ocean Academy Girls Rising and Staying in School

Project Report | Aug 2, 2023
Ocean Academy gets ready for the new school year!

By Penny Williams | Project Leader

Marine Biology students clean up local preserve
Marine Biology students clean up local preserve

"Back to School" Those are such exciting words as we prepare to start our 16th school year. 
YOU, our supporters, have made every step of the way possible. Thank you!


Our student body has grown to 175.  When we opened in 2008, one of our hopes was to one day hire our graduates as the teachers and leaders.  That has continued to happen!  Ocean Academy alumni currently work as teachers, office staff and technology assistant.

The Social Enterprise program is getting back on its feet as tourism continues to increase on Caye Caulker.  Students are thrilled to be training to lead bicycle and kayak tours,

The number of female students participating in athletics and technology classes continues to grow.  Last school year, we had enough female athletes to field teams in Volleyball, Basketball and Soccer.  And we had female athletes participate in regional and national track and field events.

With the help of donors like you, Ocean Academy students continue to strive to meet their potential and to follow the path to their best lives.

July was a busy month on our campus as we again hosted a Digital Technology Summer Camp called "Introduction to New Technology and Cyber Security Awareness".  This opportunity is possible thanks to our partnership with Digital Silence (website URL below). Digital Silence is a team of cyber security professionals who volunteer their time and expertise with Ocean Academy to lead intensive specialization courses. The camp also empowers youth to develop employability and entrepreneurial skills.  Last summer, they engaged students and police officers in digital literacy skills, digital forensics and cyber security awareness.  This summer, the camp will extend to two sessions of one week each.

Ocean Academy is a leader in secondary education in Belize.  Ocean Academy proudly hosted Honourable Minister of State for Education, Dr. Louis Zabaneh, along with his curriculum team to review Ocean Academy’s competency-based learning models. Ocean Academy’s administrators, teachers, students and a parent shared their experiences with the team. The team applauded the progress OA has made toward building 21st Century skills through competency-based learning and encouraged students to continue to follow their passion. 

Dear GlobalGiving donors, thank you for believing in all of our students, but especially for supporting opportunities for girls. Thank you for believing in the value of investing in their education.  You are truly making an impact.  

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Volleyball
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Basketball

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Caye Caulker Ocean Academy

Location: Caye Caulker, Belize - Belize
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Penny Williams
Caye Caulker , Belize

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