A Central American country surrounded by beautiful sea and coral reefs, Belize.
English is the official language, which is unusual for a Central American country since it was a British colony.
However, the majority of the population usually speaks another language, such as Creole or Spanish. Many children from small villages enter elementary school with no knowledge of English.
They often drop out of school because they cannot keep up with the classes.
Banana plantations and shrimp farming are thriving in Belize, and many people from the northern Central American triangle of neighboring El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras come to Belize to work.
In recent years, due to the deteriorating situation in the northern triangle of Central America, more and more people are fleeing to Belize as refugees, not to come to work but to survive.
Learn more about the Northern Triangle of Central America →.Violence and Poverty in the Northern Triangle of Central America