By integrating faith with learning, we have an incredible opportunity to transform the physical, emotional, and
spiritual lives of the children in the classroom.
Short-Term Service Projects
PathLight organizes and leads one- to three-week trips for groups that want to impact the
educational needs of children. Custom-designed for the talents and interests of each group,
but always focusing on real needs in the context of cultural sensitivities, these programs can
be transforming for everyone involved.
Expectations for these service projects are high, and they are opportunities to truly make a
difference in the lives of children. Whether repairing a roof, upgrading a classroom, providing
a computer workshop, or simply leading a group of kids in worship, the goal of PathLight is to
create relationships that are long-lasting, transforming, and guided by the Holy Spirit.
Education is often unaffordable in places where people live on only a dollar a day. Even
government-subsidized education is too expensive. In some regions, a child needs to work
for the family just to survive. PathLight has established a high school sponsorship program that not only
provides financial help to keep kids in school, but also builds them socially and spiritually.
This holistic approach develops students into adults with the skills necessary to break the
cycle of poverty in their community.
PathLight provides an annual Teacher Training Conference for the teachers of Belize. Volunter "master" teachers work interactively with local teachers to help them be more effective in the classroom. PathLight's conferences are recognized by the Ministry of Education and qualify for continuing education credit to the participants. The 2010 conference served 90 Belizean teachers, who went back to their classrooms encouraged and better equipped to help the children of Belize.
Conferences and Workshops
PathLight hosts conferences and workshops at its Jaguar Creek facility in Belize. Through these events, Belizeans as well as North Americans are able to come together for training, roundtable discussions, worship, or simply a time of rest and renewal.