Today I found an interesting clip on a chess camp held in the jungles of Belize. The idea of the camp was spawned by Ms. Ella Anderson, who got the inspiration from her work in New York City. From this experience, she was able to bring the chess culture to Belize. Below is a story that was posted on YouTube back in 2007.
The story is like so many others we’ve seen, but it is different because Belize (formerly British Honduras) does not have much of a chess culture. A few years back The Chess Drum reported on a youth tournament organized by Glenn Reneau. Since that time, Ms. Anderson has held camps and have invited players such as WIM Jennifer Shahade to give lectures.
Visit belizechess.org and see the work being done in his small nation!