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Combate Hombro a Hombro con la Pobreza en Belice

En Belice, una tercera parte de la población (126.000 personas) vive debajo de la línea de la pobreza. Desde 2012, Richmond Vale Academy ha cooperado con Humana People to People en Belice y con varios Instructores de Desarrollo entrenaron y ayudaron con los proyectos allá. Los proyectos de Humana People to People tiene como finalidad: Movilizar niños, jovenes y adultos a ser parte activa de las esferas económicas, sociales y ambientales de sus comunidades. Mejorar la salud de la familia, la educación y la economía. Reducir la vulnerabilidad de pequeños granjeros y comunidades a los impactos adversos del cambio climático. Hasta la fecha, HPP Belice, ha trabajado directamente con 5500 familias - aproximadamente 25.000 personas. Disfruta un nuevo video desde Belice! https://youtu.be/98UE_VD0UCE Aún tenemos algunos lugares en el Equipo de " Combatiendo la Pobreza " de Octubre, puedes ayudarnos al compartir esta información con tus amigos y en tus redes sociales! Muchas gracias!
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Fight Shoulder to Shoulder with The Poor in Belize

In Belize, one third of the population (126.000 people) lives below the poverty line. Since 2012, Richmond Vale Academy has co-operated with Humana People to People in Belize and several Development Instructors trained and supported the projects there.  The Humana People to People  projects in Belize aim to: - Mobilize children, youth and adults to be active in the economic, social and environmental spheres of their communities. - Improve family health, education and economy. - Reduce the vulnerability of small farmers and communities to adverse impacts of climate change. To date, HPP Belize has worked directly with 5,500 families – approximately 25,000 people. Enjoy a new video from Belize!
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Hombro a hombro

Hombro a hombro
. Los instructores de desarrollo en el programa Lucha con la Pobreza  de la Academia Richmond Vale tienen la oportunidad de trabajar en el Proyecto de Ayuda Infantil de HPP en Belice.   La idea del proyecto Ayuda Infantil es luchar contra la pobreza de la mano con la gente del distrito de Toledo y asegurar que cada niño pueda crecer al máximo de su potencial. El proyecto generará capacidad en las personas del proyecto. Las familias trabajarán con actividades dentro de 10 líneas. Se alcanzará a 1,000 familias directamente a través de su inscripción en el proyecto y se alcanzarán muchas más a través de actividades comunes a través de las escuelas, días de puertas abiertas y actividades en las comunidades. Ayuda Infantil Toledo se lanzó en diciembre de 2007. Junto con un personal dedicado y voluntarios locales e internacionales, se han llevado a cabo muchas actividades desde entonces. Las actividades principales han sido el establecimiento de clubes juveniles, construcción de letrinas, implementación de actividades generadoras de ingresos, plantación de árboles de Moringa, crianza de pollos, huertas orgánicas, implementación de cultivo orgánico de cacao y café, grupos de mujeres con actividades para producir mermelada de piña, alfombras y artesanías, campañas de concientización sobre el VIH / SIDA, construcción de estufas ahorradoras de leña, cursos de advertencia global y mucho más. La población de Belice se...
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Shoulder to Shoulder

Development Instructors in The Fighting with The Poor Program at Richmond Vale Academy have the opportunity to work in the the HPP Child Aid Project in Belize.  The idea with the Child Aid project is to fight poverty hand in hand with the people of Toledo District and secure that every child can grow up to his or her fullest potential. The project will build capacity in the people in the project. The families will work with activities within 10 lines. 1,000 families will be reached directly through their enrollment in the project and many more will be reached through common activities via the schools, open days and activities in the communities. Child Aid Toledo was launched in December 2007. Together with a dedicated staff and local and international volunteers many activities have taken place since then. The main activities have been establishment of youth clubs, construction of latrines, implementation of income generating activities, planting Moringa trees, raising chickens, organic vegetable gardens, implementation of cacao and coffee organic farming, women groups with activities to produce pineapple jam, rugs and craft, HIV/Aids awareness campaigns, construction of firewood saving stoves, Global warning courses and much more. The Project’s situation Belize’s population is estimated as being approximately 324,000. Belize’s small private enterprise economy is highly dependent on commodity exports, tourism, and increasingly on petroleum since an oilfield discovery in...
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The Mayan food in Belize

by Manal When I was working as a development instructor in Belize , I was very lucky to get the chance to experience the Mayan cuisine .  In Belize we lived in a Mayan community. We lived very close to a family so we had many opportunities to eat different dishes from the Mayan cuisine. If I want to be talking about Maya food. Then I will be of course be talking about corn tortillas! Corn is something very important to the Mayan people. It is the crop they grow and cultivate and have been doing it for centuries and it is their main source of income, and main source of food as well.  But these people are really lucky as corn tortillas are very tasty especially when they are coming straight from the Kamal, there were many times when I ran excitedly to get myself some the first second I notice that mama wasbaking. Corn tortillas are amazing with everything! Jam, eggs, peanut butter! And of course beans! Which is another crop that is also grown by these farmers.  Because of this, the main and constant dish that Mayan people eat is the beans and corn tortillas. The beans are cook as a stew or grinded. And then the beans are eat with the corn tortillas. But this dish is delicious, and that is because...
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Starting an Organic Garden in Belize. Fighting Poverty Team March 2016

by Baha Alzain We arrived to the place that will be our home for the next five months, Silver Creek , a village in Toledo, the southern most district in Belize . As part of our duties as development instructors .  We were encouraging the families we were working with to have organic backyard gardens for economic and nutritional reasons. In order to be able to advocate such an idea. We had to prove that it is indeed possible to start an organic garden from scratch. And that was exactly what we did. We started by choosing a small area that would house our small garden. We made sure to find a flat ground that would get enough sunlight during the day. And that it would have enough space to contain two large beds as well. As providing enough space for possible future expansions. Then we decided to make a compost pile. This contain an organic decompose material that is add to the beds as fertilizer and soil enhancer. Next was the digging of the beds. In fact, we dug two large beds then decided to connect them together for aesthetic reasons. Then the first challenge arises. It rains really heavily in Belize. One particular night the sky wasn't holding back any rain, so the bed was washed away. Solution: add some wooden boards around the...
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Special project in Belize. Fighting Poverty Team March 2016

During the project in Belize and  Ecuador , the Development Instructors have the chance to leave their mark on the village and the people with a special project. The special project can be anything that is benefiting the village and not just each family. Among the three development instructors in Belize 2016 we had several good ideas, we were bouncing ideas back and forth between each other. Ideas such as trying to get a garbage collection system, bartering club, library and  welcome signs to the villages. We discussed with the Humana team what would be good options for the people in the two villages we were working with. In the end we came up with three really good projects with will make the villages and each of the families that we were working with remember us for a long time. Manal’s special project was to plant 55 fruit trees around the schools and at the families that we were working with. With the help from our project leader, Pantaleon Escobar, the project went smoothly. Manal collected ten different variety of fruit trees in Silk Grass in Stan Creek about 3 hours drive from our village. She was able to transport the trees to the villages where the families were waiting patiently. Together we went to San Miguel and had a planting action with our families. Several of...
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Development Instructors in Belize

Development Instructors Are International Volunteers. Humana People to People Belize is glad to have the assistant of three Development Instructors; Manal Beirut from Jordan, Baha Alzain from Jordan and Lillian Harkmark Lie from Norway. Who are working with the communities of Silver Creek and San Miguel for 6 months. Development Instructors have many ideas and give a lot of inspiration to the people they work with. While at the project the Development Instructors work shoulder to shoulder with the people. They live in the community, where they work, for the entire 6 months. In that way, they get really close to the people and their conditions and there by also better prepare to fight the relevant, important and necessary fights together with the children and adults in those communities. The Development Instructors Experiences After Three Months: The Youth Group in Silver Creek is very active and interested in doing things in the community. The group is made up of 11 young and talented people who are interested in learning and doing things for their community. Their aim and objective are to create funds for their studies or to start up a small business. The youth and Humana have together organized events such as movie nights and the open day at the primary school in Silver Creek. At the Open Day, the club sold second-hand clothes and...
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Life can be much simpler than we imagined!

It has been about two months since we arrived in San Isidro, Belize, for the project period in our Fighting with The Poor program. On the first weeks we’ve spent most of our time adapting to the new lifestyle and understanding a bit from the Project Leader what were our goals on the project. For this part, we had two meeting with local leaders, as the head of the women’s group and the “mayor”, visited local families to get their point of view of the situation they lived in and made a quick trip to see what the other DI’s had done in the village of Aguacate where they were last year. During this initial time, we had some free time that was put into making improvements in the house; we fixed a broken fridge, constructed our shower, closed leaks in the ceiling and bought new equipment necessary for our daily routine. We also spend quite some time playing with local kids, trying to understand a bit how life works in the village and how is the relation between family members and neighbors. After a couple of weeks, we felt more comfortable and could start some interaction with the locals. The first step was to build an organic garden and compost with our host family in our backyard. We are still struggling to get it correct...
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