moving to Belize, I have learned that much of what
we "Gringos" take for granted for our children and
our grandchildren is not available to many of the
children in Belize. Though education is valued and
prized, many cannot afford the tuition cost
averaging $50 ($25 US) a year to send their children
to primary school. There is also the added cost for
books with an average cost of $100 yr ($50 US),
uniforms costing about $80 yr ($40 US), school
supplies averaging $50 yr ($25 US) and food
costing $10 week ($5US) for many children who
live too far to travel home for daily lunches. High
school tuition can cost close to $1,000 ($500 US) a
year with an added bus transportation cost averaging
$4 each day for the many who live in remote areas.
A HELPING HAND FROM A GRINGO GRAND....
Think of it:
For what it costs to buy a few cups of coffee a
month at Starbucks these days, a child can be
educated. If you think it is a good idea to educate
the children and you can somehow find a few extra
dollars to invest in their future, there are many
other children on our list awaiting help. If you are
interested in helping a child, email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put you in touch.
Let us know if you wish to help a primary schooler
$20/mo, or high school student $50/mo. Or, if you
wish to make a one-time donation, it will be put to
good use in helping with purchasing individual
tuition, books, uniforms, food, computers, or
transportation. You can specify how you wish it to
be used, as the need is great in all areas.
Below are some of the faces of children needing