West U Rotary Funds School Feeding Program
On the recent Belize projects trip, Jack Wallace and others visited a school that serves children living in meager and violent conditions in Belize City. Father Matt of St. Martin de Porres School leads a team of dedicated teachers trying to help 700+ children who are growing up under the most stressful conditions. Many have family that are gang members and virtually all have been touched by gang violence, many having seen someone they knew killed. A study by a visiting psychologist revealed many kids are suffering from PTSD. In addition, food is often scarce at home. It's hard to hear the teacher when your stomach rumbles and hurts. Fr. Matt asked us to help fund his school feeding program for this current academic year. Jack has massaged his International budget to find the money to fund this program that will provide breakfast and lunch to pre-schools to teens.
Jack will visit Belize again and welcomes anyone interested in coming along. Only 2.5 hours away, it's a short trip to visit an area that needs our help.