Youth Resilience and Inclusive Social Empowerment (RISE) Project

Date of Approval
March, 2016
Approved total
$ 984,000 (loan), $750,000 (grant)
Implementing agency
Ministry of Human Development, Social Transformation and Poverty Alleviation

The project aims to improve the resilience of children, youth and poor families in the communities of Dangriga and San Ignacio/Santa Elena in Belize, thereby improving their life chances. The funding will help expand access and coverage of some of the existing social programmes and to introduce additional pilot programmes to complement interventions under consideration. These programmes encompass four main areas: enhancement of basic literacy and numeracy skills, adaptive life skills, employability enhancement, and community support.