About Belize

Facts & Figures

Though Belize has a diversity of ethnicities (including Maya, Mestizo, and Creole) and languages (including Spanish, Garifuna, Creole), English is the official language and the U.S. Dollar is used.

With a population of 300,000 people, a significant impact can be made by our programs. The median age is 20 years old (compared to 37 in the U.S.). People between 0-14 years old is 38% of the population (compared to 20% in the U.S.).

 

The birth rate in Belize is twice the rate of that in the U.S. 43% of the population is under the age of 18. The ratio of young people to older people creates a gap for positive adult role models.

In Belize, church and state is not separated. Therefore, the schools we work with can make spiritual growth a component to their Sports Servants program. In total, there are over 300 primary schools in Belize in 287 communities.

 

Despite a history of hardship, the people of Belize are willing and optimistic. Youth are excited about soccer, and adults want a better life for their children and community.  We have formed strong relationships with local leaders that facilitate change.

The Belizean government has established soccer fields in every village but lack a cohesive national program. These existing facilities provide a blank canvas for Sports Servants to bring better training and organization to the villages of Belize.

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