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The BNE Charitable Trust Provide Donation to NEMO and Grant Funding to the Ministry of Health, KHMH Hospital and Restore Belize

On August 10th, 2016, the BELIZE Natural Energy Charitable Trust donated $50,000.00 to the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) for the ongoing Hurricane Earl Relief efforts. The donation was used to provide food baskets, construction materials and to purchase household items for those families who had been affected by the Hurricane.

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BLEACHERS INAUGURATED IN BULLET TREE VILLAGE

Belmopan City, Friday, November 27th, 2015 – The BELIZE Natural Energy Charitable Trust is pleased to have partnered with the Bullet Tree Village Council and the Cayo North Sports Committee to fund the construction of two bleachers and two canopies. In May 2015, the Trust approved grant funding in the amount of $49,000 for this project.  Construction started in June 2015 and took four months for completion.  Inauguration of the facility was held on Friday morning, November 27th, 2015 at the football field in the village of Bullet Tree.  Hon. Dr. Omar Figueroa, Area Representative for Cayo North, delivered the keynote address.

 

Over the past decade, the village of Bullet Tree has been experiencing population growth and serves as the hub for sporting activities such as football and softball in the area. This growth has brought with it the need to improve and expand sporting facilities. The football field was being used for multiple sporting events that are played throughout the week and into the weekend. Unfortunately, the football field’s seating arrangements were non-existent and made it challenging for families, the elderly and children to watch the activities for extended hours.  It is expected that the facilities will provide sporting options for the youths and children of Bullet Tree Village. This initiative will directly address the need for minimizing crimes within the community by providing positive activities to young people. It will also provide an economic opportunity for vendors through increasing sporting activities and other related activities that will benefit from an improved infrastructure that will comfortably host approximately 400 people. Entrepreneurship is being promoted in the overall development of the sporting complex where booths are expected to be constructed for sales during sporting activities.

The Trust takes this opportunity to applaud the management and staff of Louisiana Government School for their dedication and commitment in working for the welfare of the students entrusted in their care as well as to improving the social environment at their school and facilitating the development of our youth.  The Trust is committed to continue working closely with our partners to unlock the potential of the Belizean people and is proud to engage in meaningful partnerships such as this that seeks to advance the development of our Country.


The Belize Natural Energy Charitable Trust (BNECT) is a partnership between the Government of Belize and Belize Natural Energy Limited, established by Deed of Trust dated February 25th, 2008. The Trust was established to make a difference in the lives of Belizeans and thus seeks to empower people and communities to thrive in a harmonious, socially and environmentally responsible manner so that they can be the conscious architects of their own future. The Trust’s mission is to serve as a catalyst for people and communities to believe in themselves so they can achieve their full potential. Opportunities for development are provided through grants for educational-related projects, capacity building programs and initiatives that support the social environment.  For more information on the BNECT, visit www.bnetrust.org.

 

Belmopan City, Friday, November 27th, 2015 – The BELIZE Natural Energy Charitable Trust is pleased to have partnered with the Bullet Tree Village Council and the Cayo North Sports Committee to fund the construction of two bleachers and two canopies. In May 2015, the Trust approved grant funding in the amount of $49,000 for this project.  Construction started in June 2015 and took four months for completion.  Inauguration of the facility was held on Friday morning, November 27th, 2015 at the football field in the village of Bullet Tree.  Hon. Dr. Omar Figueroa, Area Representative for Cayo North, delivered the keynote address.
 
CRISTO REY ARTS & CRAFTS CENTER INAUGURATED

Belmopan City, Monday, August 3rd, 2015 – The BELIZE Natural Energy Charitable Trust is pleased to have partnered with the Area Representative for Cayo Central, Hon. Rene Montero, and the Cristo Rey Women’s Group to fund the construction of an arts and crafts center in the village of Cristo Rey.  Construction commenced in November of 2014 and was completed in June 2015 at a cost of $62,500.  The Trust contributed $49,000 while the Ministry of Works contributed $13,500 in counterpart funding.  Inauguration of the building was held on Monday morning, August 3rd in the village of Cristo Rey.  Present at the event were the Area Representative, Hon. Rene Montero, who delivered the keynote address; Chairman of the Belize Natural Energy Charitable Trust (BNECT), Mr. Alberto August; Mr. Daniel Gutierez, Trustee of the BNECT; staff of the BNECT as well Mayor Earl Trapp, Mayor of San Ignacio and Santa Elena; personnel from the Ministry of Works, and residents of the village.

In June of 2012, the Cristo Rey Women’s Group, comprising of 30 women, was formed with the ambitious goal of pursuing productive activities that would benefit the group and their families through supplementary income generation.  At that time, the Women’s Group utilized the Community Center for their activities, which was inadequate for the use and further development of the group.  Realizing the dire need for a building of their own, the Trust was approached for support to construct an arts and crafts center.  The acquisition of their own building will now provide the infrastructure needed for accomplishing their goal and objectives of having a combined production unit and sales outlet to conduct a sustainable and successful community enterprise.

 


The Belize Natural Energy Charitable Trust (BNECT) is a partnership between the Government of Belize and Belize Natural Energy Limited, established by Deed of Trust dated February 25th, 2008. The Trust was established to make a difference in the lives of Belizeans and thus seeks to empower people and communities to thrive in a harmonious, socially and environmentally responsible manner so that they can be the conscious architects of their own future. The Trust’s mission is to serve as a catalyst for people and communities to believe in themselves so they can achieve their full potential. Opportunities for development are provided through grants for educational-related projects, capacity building programs and initiatives that support the social environment.  For more information on the BNECT, visit www.bnetrust.org.

 

 
NEWLY RENOVATED SAN NARCISO HEALTH CENTER AND BLEACHERS FOR TRIAL FARM VILLAGE WERE INAUGURATED

Belmopan City, Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 – The BELIZE Natural Energy Charitable Trust is pleased to have partnered with the Ministry of Health to fund the renovation of the San Narciso Health Center located in the Corozal District.   Inauguration of the renovated health center was held on Friday, July 17th, 2015.  Hon. Pablo Marin, Minister of Health, was the keynote speaker at the event. Also in attendance were Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Peter Allen as well as Dr. Angel Campos, Corozal Southwest Standard Bearer, Dr. Nelson Marin and the Northern Regional Health Manager, Mrs. Guadalupe Longsworth.

The total renovation of the facility came at a cost of $105,000 of which $83,000 was contributed by the Trust with the remaining $22,000 being counterpart funding by the Government of Belize.  Renovation works included replacement of the entire roof system including ceiling; electrical and plumbing upgrades; replacement of doors, windows, burglar bars and locks; power washing of walls, replacement of interior walls; replacement of kitchen cabinets, and exterior and interior painting.  The renovation works took four months for completion.


The BELIZE Natural Energy Charitable Trust partnered with the Trial Farm Village Council to construct a set of bleachers and dugouts that will now comfortably accommodate approximately 400 spectators during sporting events.  Inauguration of the facility was held on Monday morning, July 20th, 2015, in the village of Trial Farm, Orange Walk District.  This initiative will directly address the need for minimizing crimes within the community by providing positive activities to young people.  It will also provide an economic opportunity for vendors through increasing sporting activities and other related activities that will benefit from an improved infrastructure.  The facility took six weeks for completion at cost of $49,000.

The BELIZE Natural Energy Charitable Trust shares the same agenda of our partners and envisions these collaborations as a joint effort to empower and uplift Belizeans so that they can become the conscious architects of their own future.  The Trust is committed to continue working closely with our partners and is proud to engage in meaningful partnerships such as these that seek to advance the development of our country.


The Belize Natural Energy Charitable Trust (BNECT) is a partnership between the Government of Belize and Belize Natural Energy Limited, established by Deed of Trust dated February 25th, 2008. The Trust was established to make a difference in the lives of Belizeans and thus seeks to empower people and communities to thrive in a harmonious, socially and environmentally responsible manner so that they can be the conscious architects of their own future. The Trust’s mission is to serve as a catalyst for people and communities to believe in themselves so they can achieve their full potential. Opportunities for development are provided through grants for educational-related projects, capacity building programs and initiatives that support the social environment.  For more information on the BNECT, visit www.bnetrust.org.

 
BNE Charitable Student Loan Program

The Belize Natural Energy Charitable Trust congratulates all students currently taking part in its Student Loan Program.

The Student Loan Program is available to students country-wide through a strategic partnership between the Trust and:

  • Saint Francis Xavier Credit Union –in Corozal Town, Sarteneja, and Caye Caulker;
  • La Inmaculada Credit Union –in Orange Walk Town and Belmopan City;
  • Saint Martin’s Credit Union – in San Ignacio Town;
  • Toledo Teachers Credit Union –in Punta Gorda Town and Bella Vista, Stann Creek; and the
  • Belize Enterprise for Sustainable Technology (BEST) –in Belmopan and Belize Cities.

Started in 2009, the Student Loan Program has made financing available to over 700 students.

The general eligibility criteria include:

  • The Individual must be a Belizean (by birth or naturalization);
  • Be accepted by or enrolled in a secondary or tertiary education institution in Belize;
  • Be a member or agree to become a member of a credit union;
  • Have a guarantor or other forms of loan security; and
  • Maintain a G.P.A of 2.5 and above

The specific eligibility criteria for the Trust’s Student Loan Program may be obtained by calling or visiting the offices of any of the participating credit unions and BEST or by contacting the Belize Natural Energy Charitable Trust at 822-2440 or 822-2441 or by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
Restroom Facility for Yo Creek Village Completed

 

Belmopan City, Monday, June 22nd, 2015 – The BELIZE Natural Energy Charitable Trust is pleased to have entered into a partnership with the community of Yo Creek Village located in the Orange Walk District who are now the proud owners of a new restroom facility.

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BNE Charitable Trust Signs an Agreement with BEST

The Belize Natural Energy Charitable Trust Signs an Agreement with the Belize Enterprise for Sustainable Technology to serve as implementing agent of the Trust’s Student Loan Programme (SLP)

Belmopan, Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The BELIZE Natural Energy Charitable Trust (BNECT) today signed an Agreement with the Belize Enterprise for Sustainable Technology (BEST) to expand the Trust’s Student Loan Program to the underserved areas of the Cayo and Belize Districts. The initial investment of $350,000 will be made available to BEST in two tranches of $175,000 each. The overall objective of the partnership is to create a revolving fund to provide loans for Belizean students attending or planning to attend Belizean educational institutions of secondary, tertiary and vocational designation, accredited by the Ministry of Education.

BNET signs agreement with BESTBNET signs agreement with BEST

The BELIZE Natural Energy Charitable Trust shares the same agenda of our partners and envisions this collaboration as a joint effort to empower and uplift Belizeans so that they can become the conscious architects of their own future. To obtain information on the specific eligibility criteria for the Student Loan Program, please contact BEST by calling telephone numbers 822-3043 or 822-3150 or visit their office at Mile 54, Hummingbird Highway, Belmopan, Cayo District. In Belize City, visit their office at No. 113 Cemetery Road or call telephone number 227-0946.

BNET signs agreement with BEST


The Belize Natural Energy Charitable Trust (BNECT) is a partnership between the Government of Belize and Belize Natural Energy Limited, established by Deed of Trust dated February 25th, 2008. The Trust was established to make a difference in the lives of Belizeans and thus seeks to empower people and communities to thrive in a harmonious, socially and environmentally responsible manner so that they can be the conscious architects of their own future. The Trust’s mission is to serve as a catalyst for people and communities to believe in themselves so they can achieve their full potential. Opportunities for development are provided through grants for educational-related projects, capacity building programs and initiatives that support the social environment. For More information on the BNECT visit www.bnetrust.org.

 
BNE Charitable Turst Signs Agreements with the Ministry of Health

Belmopan, Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 - The BELIZE Natural Energy Charitable Trust (BNECT) today signed two Agreements with the Ministry of Health to construct an annex to the Independence Poly Clinic located in the Stann Creek District as well as to renovate the existing structure that houses the San Narciso Health Center located in the Corozal District. In April 2014, grant funding in the amount of $250,000.000 was approved by the Trust for the Independence Poly Clinic to construct a new wing immediately adjacent to the existing structure located on 4 acres of land, which will allow for future expansion. The new annex will house all clinical support services including pharmacy, laboratory, X-rays and ultrasounds. The total cost of this project is $417,828.00, and the Ministry of Health is providing its counterpart funding in the amount of $167,828.00.

Min. of Health and BNECT Signing agreementMin. of Health and BNECT Signing agreementSigning of Agreements: L-R - Mr. Daniel Gutierez, Trustee, BNECT; Hon. Pablo Marin, Minister of Health; Mr. Alberto August, Chairman, BNECT; Mr. Victor Alegria, General Manager, BNECT

As well, in April 2014, grant funding was approved by the Trust to renovate the San Narciso Health Center in the Corozal District. The goal of this renovation project is to improve the physical infrastructure of the Health Centre to promote quality outpatient services that will further improve clinical management and disease prevention for the village of San Narciso and the surrounding communities. Renovation works include replacement of the entire roof system including ceiling; electrical and plumbing upgrades; replacement of doors, windows, burglar bars and locks; power washing of walls, and exterior and interior painting. The cost of the renovation works is a little over $82,000.00, and is being entirely funded by the Trust. The maintenance of the building will be done in house by maintenance personnel from the Corozal Community Hospital. Maintenance of grounds will be done by the San Narciso Village Council on a monthly basis. The total investment by the Trust for these two projects totals a little over $332,000.00. Work on these two health projects will commence immediately. The Independence project is expected to take eighteen (18) weeks to complete while the San Narciso renovation is expected to be completed within ten (10) weeks.

The BELIZE Natural Energy Charitable Trust shares the same agenda of our partners and envisions this collaboration as a joint effort to empower and uplift Belizeans so that they can become the conscious architects of their own future. The Trust is committed to continue working closely with our partners and is proud to engage in meaningful partnerships such as this that seeks to advance the development of our country.


The Belize Natural Energy Charitable Trust (BNECT) is a partnership between the Government of Belize and Belize Natural Energy Limited, established by Deed of Trust dated February 25th, 2008. The Trust was established to make a difference in the lives of Belizeans and thus seeks to empower people and communities to thrive in a harmonious, socially and environmentally responsible manner so that they can be the conscious architects of their own future. The Trust’s mission is to serve as a catalyst for people and communities to believe in themselves so they can achieve their full potential. Opportunities for development are provided through grants for educational-related projects, capacity building programs and initiatives that support the social environment.  For more information on the BNECT, visit www.bnetrust.org

 
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