Interested in our BETA Club Program? We are taking new students now!
Last year, our BETA Club Program was such a success! So we are doing it again this year! Our BETA Club Volunteers came in once a week for almost a full year to build and ship our Rocker Water Pumps to a community in Zambia! Starting in September, we are accepting BETA Students twice a week! Click the button below to check out our available dates and sign up! Scroll down on this page to learn more!
BETA Club 2017-2018
Through our Beta Club Project, we will improve efficiency in irrigation for farmers in Chipata, Zambia while also providing a rewarding experience in volunteerism and global citizenry for local high school students through the 2017-2018 school year.
With approximately 100 Beta Club Volunteers, Full Belly is offering activities that appeal to different skill sets and interests, so that each student will be able to fully engage in at least one task/job, including fundraising for materials, fabricating the devices, compiling instructions for using the device on the ground, and international shipping.
1. Provide unique and rewarding volunteer experience for Beta Club members.
2. Raise funds to cover project expenses.
3. Fabricate and ship 10 of Full Belly’s Rocker Water Pumps (RWPs) for CDFA.
4. Improve Chipata farmers’ irrigation efficiency and effectiveness to encourage food security.
Support the Project
Rocker Water Pump
The Rocker Water Pump is an appropriate technology irrigation device. It enables small hold farmers to get more food from two acres of land and more income than ever before!
The Beta Club was founded at Hoggard High School in 1991. Led by the top performing 25% of the Sophomore, Junior and Senior classes, Beta Club is dedicated to academics and community service, with members required to display leadership qualities, outstanding achievement, and exemplary character.
Chipata District Farmers Association
The Chipata District Farmers’ Association [CDFA] is an independent, membership-based and democratically organized association belonging to the farmers of Chipata District. Their mission is to To Unit, Protect and Empower small- scale farmers to lobby and advocate for pro-poor policies that promote secure livelihoods, poverty eradication and development.