Trips – University of British Columbia

Future Ed: Harnessing e-Learning to increase Access to Education


Cost: $1500 CAD + Flight Costs
Departure City: Any
Departure Date:
August 21, 2020
Return Date:
August 30, 2020
August 21 -30, 2020

San Pablo, Belize

Cost: $1500 CAD + Flights
Participation fee includes airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals, and 24/7 in-country support

Trip Overview:
In the rural villages of Belize, many students lack access to educational resources essential to learning. In response, SOS has teamed up with the local community and another Canadian not-for-profit organization to make learning resources available through innovative technologies, enabling e-learning even in regions without internet access. 

Itinerary Highlights:

Participants will support the launch and implementation of this program through the following activities:
  • Organizing workshops with local youth, teachers, and policy makers to exchange cross-cultural perspectives on education, digital literacy, and human rights
  • Creating educational resources based on key curriculum topics
  • Serving as classroom assistant to support the delivery of curriculum, and offering training on the use of technology
  • Conducting quantitative and qualitative research to inform ongoing program evaluations 
Through this combination of activities, participants will be able to learn about designing, implementing and evaluating new social development programs. 

This program is ideal for any one interested in the use of technology within teaching, social development, and not-for-profit management.

Community Profile:

San Pablo is a small village in Corozal District, southwest of Corozal Town, Belize. People in this rural community have not had equal support and funding for educational resources compared to other regions in the country creating significant development challenge for the local people. This trip aims at addressing these disparities in this community by offering opportunities to improve education in this community and improve the lives of future generations.

Who We Work With
SOS works exclusively with registered non governmental organizations (NGOs) in every country we work in to not only ensure the efficiency of our projects, but to ensure our volunteers have the best experience.

Partner NGO:
Reto Juvenil Internacional (RJI)
Reto Juvenil Internacional is a non-profit NGO that promotes community development through global leaders. Reto Juvenil has focused in three key areas: environmental conservation, education and community development. Today, after more than 20 years of hard work, Reto Juvenil is proud to have supported the communities of Central America with over 540 development projects. SOS and RJI have been working together since 2009.  

What's Included?

SOS volunteers sleep in available community structures (classrooms, community centers, churches), and live as close to the conditions of the community as possible.

SOS works directly with Flight Centre to process all volunteers' Outreach Trip logistics from your travel insurance to your in country needs like clean drinking water and accommodations!

Three meals a day plus clean drinking water and snacks! Meals will consist of rice, beans, tortillas, and fruit/vegetables. Soups, stews, and pasta dishes are common as well. Most dietary restrictions and allergies can accommodated.

SOS works exclusively with registered non governmental organizations in every community to ensure our volunteers have the best experience possible.