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Belize Children's Project
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The Belize Children’s Project has been in existence since 1972 and is an ongoing project Belize Children's Projectof the Rotary Club of Belmopan. Through this project, which is done in collaboration with Rotary clubs in Southern Illinois and Shriner's Hospital for Children in St. Louis, children throughout Belize suffering from bone abnormalities such as curvature of the spine, shortness in one leg, difficulty in walking, club foot, etc. have been assisted with surgical treatment to improve their quality of life. To date about 400 children have benefited from this program.

Each year, a clinic is held countrywide with a visiting orthopedic doctor to assess the new children brought in and revisit children currently in the program. Some children will be selected for the first time and while others return for follow-up visits. Once a child has been accepted into the program, there is a commitment to follow up with that child's progress until he or she is 18 years old. The annual clinics held this year resulted in additional children were selected to become part of the project.

If you would like to know more about the history of the Belize Children's Project then review this article written by Rotary International.

View the following videos for more information about the project:

Belize Children's Project - Part #1 of 2 (9 minutes)

Belize Children's Project - Part #2 of 2 (4 minutes).

This program can always use increased funding and support. Our Club holds periodic fundraisers to support this program such as the Rotary Wine and Cheese Party. Please contact us if you would like more information about this program, think you know someone that might benefit from this project, or would like to help support it.
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