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International Friends of Belize announces New Name Print E-mail
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Thursday, 06 September 2012 00:00

The non-profit organization International Friends of Belize proudly announces that it has changed its name to Full Basket Belize effective September 2012.  The new name and identity better reflects the organization’s goals and best attributes.

The name Full Basket Belize derives from the Kriol proverb, “wan, wan, okra, ful baaskit” meaning that much can be accomplished (“the basket can be filled”) when people cooperate, persevere, and work hard together.  This non-profit group endeavors to “fill the basket” of Belizean communities with the help of generous donations from Belize and abroad. 

The organization’s mission remains the same: to help improve the education, health, and environment of Belizean communities through educational scholarships and small project grants.  Thus, Full Basket Belize will continue to offer secondary school scholarships to deserving students as well as small project grants in the areas of health, education, and the environment.  At present, Full Basket Belize supports the education of 13 deserving students with BZ$1000 scholarships which pay for tuition, fees, books, and uniforms for the academic year 2012-13.  They also sponsor annual grants worth BZ$2000 each to three different community groups throughout Belize.  Over the past seven years, the organization has provided funding to every district in Belize and will continue to do so under the new name of Full Basket Belize. 

Please visit their website, www.fullbasketbelize.org, for more information about this organization.