Project Belize Why Belize
- The sustainability of our global capital markets is contingent upon a financially educated, prepared pipeline of talent.
- The 2010 Poverty Assessment shows that more than 4 out of 10 people in Belize live in poverty.
- Less than 40 percent of Belizean teachers have formal training – a teacher need only pass one grade level from above the current class they teach to be certified.
- There is less than 60% enrollment in secondary school (middle school/high school) mainly due to financial barriers. The medium annual income is $2,200 and secondary tuition alone costs on average $300 in addition to uniforms and school supplies.
- As an English speaking country, PwC can directly leverage our youth education nonprofit partners and learnings from working with hundreds of US schools to elevate the future prosperity of a city.
For more information on PwC's commitment to Belize
Through relationships with Peacework and the Ministry of Education in Belize, PwC has been able to give more students access to secondary education while making a sustainable impact in an international community and demonstrating our commitment to developing future leaders within and outside of the firm.