Meet The BPP | Wil Maheia | Deputy Political Leader of the Belize Progressive Party
Mr. Maheia was born in Forest Home Village on 12 April 1961.
Wil attended primary school at Forest Home Methodist School and Punta Gorda Methodist School.
Wil earned his Master of Sciences Degree from the University of Idaho in 1995 with a major in Natural Resources, Recreation and Tourism.
Wil graduated from college with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies from Northeastern Illinois University in December 1992. Wil is currently a consultant in the areas of agriculture, tourism and the environment, and also hosts a public interest program on the PG-TV News Network.
Wil and his wife, Ellen Maheia, have two children, a son and a daughter.
Wil's daughter was the top PSE scorer for the Toledo District for the 2010-2011 school year! Wil is the founder and former Executive Director of the Toledo Institute of Development and the Environment (TIDE) and was Director of Integrated Conservation Development Projects at the Belize Center for Environmental Studies (BCES).
He also the founder of the Belize Territorial Volunteers (BTV) that brougth national and international attention to our border dispute with Guatemala. Wil enjoys playing basketball with his children, watching football, traveling in Belize (especially the rural areas), reading the newspapers (especially Evan X editorials), fishing and camping.
Wil has organized and sponsored a summer youth camp in Toledo for the last 15 years.