Matachica works with Queen’s Health Outreach to educate the Belizean Community
Saturday, May 31st, 2014
Matachica Resort and Spa has joined the Queen’s Health Outreach (QHO) as a corporate donor to educate the Belizean community on physical, mental and sexual health. QHO is a student-run, non-governmental organization dedicated to promote health through peer education initiatives locally and internationally. The NGO is administered by Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
QHO has been working in Belize since 2011 educating and informing Belizean youth about relevant health issues, in particular the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Each year, two separate groups of peer educators conduct health education workshops around the six districts in Belize. The project consists of two phases, the Primary School phase focuses on providing health education to younger children, while the Secondary School phase trains high school students to become peer educators. Some of the key topics addressed by QHO are safe sex practices, puberty, mental health, child abuse, substance abuse and nutrition.
In a press release, dated Tuesday, May 13th, Matachica Resort and Spa announced its partnership with QHO and that they will be fully supporting the organization throughout their work in Belize. “We are honored to join forces with Queen’s Health Outreach, and grateful for this opportunity to give back to our community,” said proprietor Daniel Lighter, owner of Matachica Resort and GAÏA Riverlodge.
To learn more on QHO in Belize visit qhobelize.wordpress.com.