Child Reading Poetry in Class
The Beauchamp Foundation is an iconic case of someone giving back to their community even if they no longer live there. Monica Belli-Beauchamp started the foundation in 1998 but has been living in the United States much longer than that. It was evident from speaking with her that she was passionate about providing support to her fellow countrymen and women. The Beauchamp Foundation was a direct result of that passion.
The funding that was raised through this GlobalGiving project literally CHANGED a families life in Nicaragua. The Beauchamp staff in Nicaragua have already established a solid foundation with the La Boquita community and are planning on scaling these operations up if they can receive enough funding.
In addition to building houses, Beauchamp foundation provides construction for the school, scholarships for the students, environmental community activities, and a variety of other programs to assist members of the La Boquita community. They also have unique competitions that get the community engaged and active such as the annual surfing tournament.
I think Beuchamp Foundation is an amazing organization. I would strongly encourage anyone to give to this cause. There remains much work to be done in the La Boquita community and the school is just one example of that.
I would like to thank Monica Belli-Beauchamp for organizing my visit and for allowing me the opportunity to see the amazing work. I would like to also give a special thanks to the Beauchamp Project Coordinators, Vilma and Glauxia. It was a joy spending the day with you and I will certainly be encouraging volunteers to partner with your organization.
Playground at the school
House in the local community