The Chaa Creek sustainable tourism program allows travelers to help deserving schoolchildren. The Lodge at Chaa Creek in Belize kicked off the New Year by delivering some 125 pounds of guest-donated school supplies to three rural primary schools under the Belizean eco-resorts Pack-a-Pound initiative.
This program encourages guests to add a pound or more of school supplies to their luggage, or post a package before leaving or after arriving home.
According to participating visitors, Pack-a-Pound fosters understanding and creates bonds between them and the locals. More information is here.