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Rotary Club of Ambergris Caye join forces with Belize Children’s Assistance Organization to send children to school

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The Rotary Club of Ambergris Caye has teamed up with the Belize Children’s Assistance Organization (BCAO) on the island to assist four children with their upcoming school fees. BCAO has been advocating for jobless parents on the island since April due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Created by islander Yamilett Cerpa, the organization has helped the less fortunate with basic food items and baby products, and now with the help of donors and other organizations, they are trying to help send children to school.

rotary donates to belize children's assistance organizationRotary Club treasurer Michelle Duncan says they voted to donate funds to assist at least two children with their school fees. However, after securing the funds, there was enough money to assist four. These children are registered at the New Horizon Seventh Day Adventist Primary School.

Duncan added that one specific goal of Rotary is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. “We support education for all children and literacy for children and adults,” she said.  Assisting with this effort directly correlates with the goals of the club, and members were glad the need was brought to their attention and the club was financially able to assist.

Cerpa and her team thank all of those that have donated and continue to contribute towards this worthy cause. They hope to continue this initiative and would like to take this opportunity to ask those that are interested in donating and can do so to please email at [email protected] for more information.

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