I am excited to introduce you to an organization making a difference in the lives of our youths in Belize, It is called the Children of Hope Foundation in Belmopan.
According to Mrs. Sandra Hall, who is a board member of the Children of Hope Foundation and The Belmopan Int’l Women’s Group, The Children of Hope Foundation (COHF) in Belmopan was founded by a Belizean who returned from the US to retire in Belmopan. The organization sends 195 children to school (primary through high school) through a sponsorship programme funded mainly by donors in the US. The COHF has since constructed “Heart House” where the children go to after school and are tutored by a few members of the Board. The children come mainly from the San Martin, Salvapan, Mopan area of Bmp and from villages like St. Matthews. It is a very successful programme. The Belmopan Int’l. Women’s Group supports the COHF with monthly financial donations (through fund-raisers) to assist with transportation costs and lunches for those children who commute from the villages. The website can be located at childrenofhopebelize.org. http://childrenofhopebelize.org
There are many ways to help this organization remain successful. You can become a sponsor or participate in different ways as needed. Sponsorship information is below:
information below adapted from website:
BECOME A PART OF A CHILD’S LIFE IN BELIZE. SPONSOR A CHILD FOR SCHOOL.
All children must pay to go to school, so please help us help many children get an education. Please contact us for information on children who need sponsors for the 2012-2013 school year. Fees have to be paid by June, 2012.
This is a schedule of the yearly cost for each grade. Sponsorship provides school fees, a backpack, and school supplies/books.
$125 U.S. – Infant I & II and Standard I & II (First 4 years of school)
$145 U.S. – Standard III & Standard IV (5th & 6th Grades)
$155 U.S. – Standard V (7th Grade)
$175 U.S. – Standard VI (8th Grade)
$400 U.S. – High School (per year for 4 years)
Sponsors in the U.S. mail checks to:
P.O. Box 1401
Richmond, TX 77406-1401
In Belize, mail check to:
P.O. Box 166