Belize has what is often called a “Church and State School System”. The vast majority of the schools are managed by a church. The largest of these is the Roman Catholic Church however the Methodist, Nazarene, Baptist, Evangelical and other denominations also manage many of the schools.
For both the church and state schools, the government is responsible for most of the education policies. It also provides funding for teacher's salaries and for some of the construction and infrastructure costs of schools under church management. Due to this history of partnership between government and church there is an understanding of the value of spiritual education. Prayer, devotion, the teachings of Jesus and denominational doctrine remain common in Belizean schools.
What is it like to be part of a volunteer service team?
What can I do to help without traveling to Belize?
How do I know that my participation is making a difference?
How are students selected for sponsorship?
How does PathLight protect the identities of students and sponsors?
I'm a sponsor, can I visit the student that I support?
How do sponsors and students communicate?
Does PathLight have a statement of faith?
How can you be a Christian organization and yet work with public schools?
Why focus on education?
How was PathLight started?
Why is PathLight focusing on Belize?
How can I support a student in high school?
Is a gift tax deductible?