Due to Hurricane Florence, Beta Club activities have been put on hold. We will reach out to those who have signed up with updates as they come. Thank you to all who are eager to support Full Belly! We look forward to working with you soon!
Full Belly is committed to providing unique and enriching volunteer opportunities for Beta Club students!
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!
For the 2018 - 2019 school year, we are taking a different approach! Full Belly is open to Beta Club students all over New Hanover County, meaning Beta students from any high school can join! 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 have improved 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 offered activities that appealed to different skill sets and interests, so that each student would 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.
As of late September 2018, five Rocker Water Pumps built by our 2017-2018 Beta students were delivered to Chipata, Zambia! We are so glad that the hard work of our Beta team was put into action and made a global impact! We are appreciative of the efforts put in from this group and hope to see more success in the future as we build our relationship with Beta Club students and Full Belly!
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.