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The Cornerstone Foundation

Caring for people

P.O. Box 242 , 43 Church Street
San Ignacio, Cayo District
Belize

Phone No.: +501-824-2373
Fax No.:
E-mail adress:volunteer@cornerstonefoundationbelize.org
Internet:http://www.cornerstonefoundationbelize.org
Contact person: Rita Defour, Deyanie Hyde

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Cornerstone Foundation is a local nonprofit organization founded in 1999 in the town of San Ignacio, district of Cayo, Belize.
Cornerstone Foundation is built upon the work of many volunteers and interns from our local community and from abroad.

Cornerstone Foundation believes that every person has valuable skills, even if they are often unknown to him or her. We try to help people use or enhance those skills, which can then be used to generate income or be beneficial in some other way.
We advocate for children and women's rights. We help children in difficult home environments learn life skills and sustainability. We encourage women in violent situations to seek solutions and empower themselves with skills that enable them to achieve a degree of financial independence. We help families afraid of the unknown learn how to care for a loved one living with and often dying from HIV/AIDS.

Our programs are structured into following categories: women, youth, health HIV/AIDS, relief &aid, literacy and community linking.

Women’s projects:
• Education & Training: Computer classes, sewing lessons, job application and interview skills courses, etc
• Domestic Violence
• Women-Centered Events
Health: Fundraising
• Health Education: physical education, sexual & reproductive health, first aid, and personal and dental hygiene as well as nutrition.
• Senior Support
• Disabilities
• Clinical Work
• Natural Healing Course
Youth:
• Life Skills Training
• Classroom Teaching
• Jump Start Summer English Classes
• Summer Day Camps
HIV/AIDS:
• Public Awareness Projects
• Peer Education – YAP: the Youth Ambassador Program, works to recruit and train the youth of our community to do HIV/AIDS educational outreach work.
• Caring for Children: program funded in part by UNICEF as a means to provide protection and care of orphans, vulnerable children and their families.
Relief & aid Projects:
• Food Projects: Hot Midday Lunches, Food Bank Deliveries
• Assisting With Medical Needs: Medical Aid

Rita Defour is the Director of Cornerstone and Deyanie Hyde is a member of Cornerstone.

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