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ABOUT US

BCHA (Overview)
Belize Culture and Heritage Association (BCHA) is a non-profit organization incorporated in October of 2005 to
shed awareness about the rich culture of Belize.  BCHA is organized exclusively for community, cultural, civic and
educational purposes.  Though we are many representing the ethnic groups of the Creole (Kriol), the Garifuna,
the Mestizo, the Mayans and others, we are one country.  BCHA represents an opportunity to educate the
Belizean community and others of this ancestry; an opportunity to shed awareness on who we are, where we
hail from, and where we can be!

OUR MOTTO
ONE COUNTRY, MANY CULTURES

OUR MISSION
To Enhance the Culture and Preserve the Heritage of Belize.

OUR GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
  • To foster, promote and encourage increased communication, interaction and exchange of ideas among
    the various cultural backgrounds of Belize.
  • To encourage the development of our culture and foster a better vision for the future.
  • To plan and implement cultural and educational programs and workshops that will increase
    understanding and build heritage awareness for the advancement of the social and educational interests
    of all.
  • To gather and disseminate information, conduct surveys and publish reports on issues and matters
    affecting Belize.
  • To support organizations in Belize enabling the betterment of communities, schools, churches within the
    cities, and the country as a whole.
  • To operate a multi-use cultural center/community gathering place where people of all races can learn
    and share in the rich and diverse customs of Belize.

OUTLOOK
BCHA exists to empower Belizeans and others alike and encouraging them to become knowledgeable about
our country and heritage.  We intend to achieve this goal through a number of programs such as our yearly
exhibit at the Skokie Festival of Cultures, A Tea and Cultural Event, Christmas Bram, Workshops, forums and
other venues.  On the Community side, BCHA has been doing its part to provide much needed assistance to
various organizations in Belize.  Among those being supported are the Belize Leo Bradley Library, the Salvation
Army and the Ebenezer Church and School.  Aide will be given to other organizations provided that the need is
there and items become available.

OUR ASPIRATIONS
Our vision is one of social and cultural exchange among all Belizeans, Caribbean Nationals and people in
general.  We hope to present a creative and ongoing vision for our youths by generating cultural affirmation and
economic and community stability.  With your help we aim to promote an awareness of values of continuance of
Belizean community life and family, to represent a Belizean perspective in reconciliation programs and events.

WHO WE ARE
BCHA is ran by a group of non-paid individuals.  We are a 501(c)(3) organization and donations or gifts are tax
deductible.  BCHA relies on the community for both financial and practical support and we appreciate any
community support or involvement that would assist us in achieving our goals.
About Us
UPCOMING EVENTS

Tea & Cultural Event
(Sunday, September 25, 2011)
Order Tickets Now!

Forum & Workshop in
Conjunction with DePaul
University

Friday, September 30 -
Saturday, October 1, 2011
(Details coming soon)
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Membership

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ARCHIVES
SUBSITES
BCHA Blog - A weh dat?
Community Service (What are we doing for Belize)
HACEB News (Get up-to-date Information about BCHA)
Know Your Heritage BCHA History, Flashback of Events Partners -- Whose Helping Us
BCHA Event Photos, Recapture the moments