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 half of youth nationwide attend high school.
Ocean Academy provides a highly subsidized education to 100% of students and additional scholarships, tuition bartering, and work study to ensure all youth have access to education. Free tutoring, small classes, and individualized attention build core skills and empower students to believe in their futures. Students learn valuable job skills in entrepreneurship classes, and earn tuition through student-led ventures such as kayak and bike tours of the island, and selling culinary herbs.
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.
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