School programs

Programs that can change a country

We see organized school programs as the most powerful way to grow and expand the Sports Servants’ movement. Designed as a model for expansion, the school program is centered around Belizean teachers serving as year-round coaches for their students. The children participate in practices and games during PE periods and after school hours, while also learning invaluable life skills that are weaved into the program. By participating in a structured program and receiving proper instruction and guidance, the children will grow immensely from such an experience. We are encouraged by what is already happening in Belize and believe there is much more to come. We are currently working with the Corozal district of Belize – 327 teachers from 41 schools who serve an estimated 8,000 children. Read about our School Program Initiative.

Why Schools? Schools are seen as the life of a village. In addition to being home for children during the day, schools also provide a structure that is already in place. Instead of creating something new in a developing world, we find it better to go with what already exists, especially when the principals and teachers are crying out for a program like ours. With the relationships built with school leaders and the natural fit for teachers to work with children, the school environment is the perfect place for Sports Servants to focus on empowering lives and transforming communities.

Principal and staff initiate program

Sports Servants has long seen that schools are an incredible foundation in which to root organized sports because of their community emphasis and pre-existing structure. However…

The school that started it all

Jesus Ek is a man with a dream. In 2006 he was one of our first Belizeans to help us coach. In 2007 and 2008 he helped us expand our programs into more villages and brought even…

The girls turn to play

In January 2009, we saw the first glimpse into one of the long-term benefits our programs could bring throughout the entire country of Belize. In the middle of “Game Day” at San Narciso…