The Full Belly Project is proud to partner with the Hoggard High School Beta Club to provide 10 of our Rocker Water Pump irrigation devices to the member farmers of the Chipata District Farmers’ Association in the small town of Chipata, Zambia in southern Africa!
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!
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!
UPDATE: 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!
Beta Club volunteers came in once a week for nearly a year to build 10 and ship 6 Rocker Water Pumps to Zambia!
E.A Laney High School STEM Program 2019-2020