I'll be honest, I don't know much about Belize. But this article showed up in my Google Reader feed (set to find all news with the tag "alternative education") and I decided to read it. What interests me about the article is the fact that government in Belize City believes that opening an alternative school will lead to an improved quality of life for all citizens. An alternative school will educate the kids who currently have no place to go, no purpose except survival.
It is exciting to think about alternative education in a global sense. Alternative students often feel like they are the only kids in the world going through the things they go through. How powerful to share a global connection with kids like them in Belize!