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Peace Corps Belize signs MOU with Ministry of Youth, Sports, and Transport

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On February 21st, 2023, Peace Corps/Belize and the Ministry of  Youth, Sports, and Transport signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on a national priority area of youth development in Belize. Peace Corps Volunteers will work alongside Belizean counterparts to implement the project activities. The goal of the project is to help Belizean youth lead healthy and empowered lives to realize their full potential into adulthood. The project activities will focus on physical education and sports development through the National Primary School Sports Program of the National Sports Council.

Peace Corps Belize’s Country Director Tracey Hébert-Seck highlighted, “At the heart of Peace  Corps is a partnership. Community service and working side by side with Belizeans are why Peace  Corps is invited into the country, and it is where we see the most impact. The signing of this  MOU with the Ministry of Youth, Sports, and Transport is the beginning of what we hope will  be a fruitful alliance that improves the lives of Belizean youth.” 

The MOU was signed by the Minister of Youth, Sports, and Transport Honorable Rodwell  Ferguson, Peace Corps Director Carol Spahn, and Peace Corps Belize Director Tracey Hébert Seck. Also present at the MOU signing ceremony were senior officials from the Ministry of  Youth, Sports, and Transport, representatives from Peace Corps’ Washington, DC headquarters,  and the staff of Peace Corps Belize. Peace Corps is honoured to celebrate this momentous occasion and looks forward to this partnership with the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Transport as we continue working towards the positive development of Belizean youth. 

About the Peace Corps: The Peace Corps is an international service network of volunteers,  community members, host country partners and staff who are driven by the agency’s mission of  world peace and friendship. At the invitation of governments around the world, Peace Corps  volunteers work alongside community members on locally prioritized projects in the sectors of education, health, environment, agriculture, community economic development and youth  development. Through service, members of the Peace Corps network develop transferable skills  and hone intercultural competencies that position them to be the next generation of global  leaders. Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961, more than  240,000 Americans have served in 142 countries worldwide. For more information,  visit peacecorps.gov and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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