Our Projects

Our motto is “Service Above Self” and we carry out many projects every year, all of which serve the Belizean community in myriad ways.

Three ongoing flagship projects are Gift of Life, Crime Stoppers and Belize Emergency Response Team (BERT). We invite you to click on their links for more information:

Established Flagship Projects

Gift of Life

The Gift of Life (GOL) is the flagship project for the Rotary Club of Belize. Since 1977, we have partnered with US hospitals to provide lifesaving heart surgery to over 275 children across the country.

Every year, two clinics are hosted to identify new cases of Congenital Heart Disease. We are very proud of this program’s continued achievements and as a visiting nurse once pointed out, Belize is the only country where our Rotary Club is responsible for helping 100% of the country’s children with Congenital Heart Disease. Click here to visit our website

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Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers is a community-based service, which enables members of the general public to anonymously provide information about unsolved crimes,

 and to receive rewards of up to $1,000 when an arrest is made. Click here to visit our website

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BERT

Belize Emergency Response Team (BERT) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization. BERT specializes in pre-hospital care in the form of emergency response and transportation.

BERT was established in 1998 with the help of the Wagner Foundation of Wisconsin, USA and concerned Rotarians (Arsenio Burgos, John Woods, Philip Zuniga, Yvette Burks, Marcelo Coyi MD). It is a non-profit, non-governmental organization.

BERT provides ambulatory care (both land and air) and EMT training services for Belize.

To date, most of the Board members are Rotarians. Click here to visit our website

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Kolbe Foundation Belize

Kolbe Foundation has made tremendous success by keeping to its mission of maintaining a secure and humane facility geared towards meaningful rehabilitation and reintegration.

In 2001, Rotarian John Woods was asked by the then Minister of Prisons to bring together a group of business persons in an effort to identify ways to improve The Belize Central Prison. Naturally, John approached fellow Rotarians for help.

This eventually led to the formation of the Kolbe Foundation. It is the only known, privately managed non-profit prison in the world.

Kolbe Foundation has made tremendous success by keeping to its mission of maintaining a secure and humane facility geared towards meaningful rehabilitation and reintegration.

To date, most of the Board members remain Rotarians.Click here to visit our website

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Global Grant Projects

Ocean Academy, Caye Caulker
Caye Caulker’s Ocean Academy High School Project

The Rotary Club of Belize and the Rotary Club of Jasper (Canada) are implementing a global…

Belize City’s Southside Literary Development Program
Belize City’s Southside Literary Development Program

This global grant is a partnership between the Rotary Club of Belize and the Rotary Club…

New Projects

Youth Mentorship
Youth Mentorship Program

Our Rotary Club is currently supporting the Youth Mentorship Program. We are hoping to get a…

WASH Project

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Ongoing Projects

Burn Victim Mercy Fund
Burn Victim Mercy Fund

This program was founded by one of our past presidents, Mrs. Yvette Burks Barnes. Yvette…

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Primary School Feeding Program

For the past 12 years, we have been providing lunch for over 120 children at St….

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Wheelchair Project

Over the last 14 years, with the help of North American Rotary Clubs, The Canadian Wheelchair…

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Dorothy Menzies Child Care Center

This is an institution that houses children who have been abandoned, abused, etc. The Rotary Club…

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Education Scholarships and School Grants

Over 15 full scholarships and 10 tuition grants are given out annually. In 2016, we established…

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Annual Lunch with the Elderly Program

Our Club holds an annual luncheon for the elderly. We treat them not only to lunch…

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Playground Project

Partnering with the Emmanuel Foundation, Canadian Rotary Clubs, Interact Clubs, and other Belizean Rotary Clubs, we…

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House Building

For the past 17 years, we have been building homes for displaced families. Recently we got…

The Rotary Club of Belize continually sponsors and supports many other projects as a club and/or in conjunction with other clubs within Belize and across our District - 4250