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Oct 4, 2012

Harvest for Kids needs your help

Alexander Perez

Summer may be long gone, but that doesn’t imply that camps have gone on hiatus until 2013. The Belize Camping Experience continues its work with youths.  This Saturday the organizers are taking a group of young people to Banana Bank, outside the nation’s capital for a program called Harvest for Kids. According to the director of the program, they will experience mechanized harvesting of corn firsthand.


Alexander Perez, Director, Belize Camping Experience

“Harvest for Kids is coming to the beginning of the harvest. This Saturday, the sixth, at one o clock we are going to have “Harvest for Kids” harvesting the corn. At one o’clock, we are going to have the machineries; these big harvesters or combines driving into the twenty acres of corn that belongs to harvest for kids so that we can line up the machines to harvest the corn at two o’clock. So what we are going to be seeing this Saturday is historic event where farmers are bringing their machines voluntarily so that we can send the message of hope; that we care. B.C.E. cares for the kids in Belize City and we want to reach out to them by doing camps.”


Jose Sanchez

“So it is the kids who will be doing this?”


Alexander Perez

“No, the kids, we are not taking kids to harvest the corn. It is going to be; everything is mechanized. The kids are there for them to experience what is farming and to have an idea of what mechanized farming is and just for them to know that someone loves them; that someone wants to do something for them with the situation that we have in Belize with the violence. And so we believe that we can reach kids by doing this event.”


Jose Sanchez

“So the kids are there as observers and nothing else?”


Alexander Perez

“Yes, the kids will be coming. We are going to have the kids coming to watch these powerful machines that will literally take the corn down in minutes and they are going to be watching. Some kids will be inside these machines so that they can have this firsthand experience of what really harvest is all about and how they can see the country life. At the same time, by doing this fundraiser which we are asking the public to make a donation of fertilizer or seeds so that the farmer and we can put this event together.”


Perez says that they must raise eleven thousand eight hundred dollars for the chemicals, seed and fertilizer to harvest the twenty acres of corn. The public is invited to come and watch the harvest along with the kids and also make a donation to the cause. The proceeds of the harvest will sustain Belize Camping Experience.

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1 Response for “Harvest for Kids needs your help”

  1. hmm says:

    They always want money. 11,000 dollars for 40 kids to watch harvest machines work. and they also want free seed and fertilizer….hmmm…isnt thhis the same group that was raffling a house recently? sounds like a year round money making venture. How about rent a bus for 300 dollars and take one hundred dollars to make sandwich and juice. tell the farmers get their own seed.
    11 thousand dollars….lol…and how bout the proceeds from the house raffle…money d make… and all this for them to watch… that’s not a camping experience. that’s a tv couch potato experience.

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