Education NGOs and CSOs in Belize
The Ministry of Education and education-based NGOs work in partnership on a variety of levels. These partnerships are designed to improve the coordination and efficiency of policy development. NGOs work in a supporting and advisory role when it comes to these partnerships. An example of this process is seen in the sector’s response to HIV and AIDS. NGOs aid the government with infrastructure and policy, providing education on the prevention of HIV/AIDS and doing away with the related taboo and stigma. Such programmes start in the classroom, but branch out to wider society by means of the media.