Belize Bank Limited supports the BCVIs Climbing Ambassador for Sight
On March 29, 2011, 12-year-old Rowan Garel his dad, Joe Garel, along with Carla Musa from BCVI visited the Main Branch to pick up the Belize Bank’s donation toward the Belize Council for the Visually Impaired (BCVI) annual Summer camp fundraising efforts!
Every year it has become more difficult to raise funds to host the summer camp for irreversibly blind or visually impaired children. The camp is a highlight for the children as it provides not only entertainment and field trips, but it also teaches them crucial skills needed to meet their milestones and educational targets.
Rowan has been a long-time student of the summer camp and felt the need to do something to raise money to support the summer camp which helps so many visually impaired children. As a result, Rowan along with his dad, challenged to climb Victoria peak, the second highest mountain with the height of 3, 675 feet. Since then, Rowan has been deemed the BCVIs “Climbing Ambassador for Sight.”
On March 24, 2011, Rowan and his dad started the 3-day journey to the top of the Victoria Peak. After a day and a half of hiking, Rowan reached his destination excited, but tired. On March 27, 2011 around 10 a.m., Rowan and his dad were welcomed back from their successful journey with a picnic at the Cockscomb Basin Jaguar Preserve.
Rowan is now the youngest and only person to have ever climbed the mountain with a disability.
The Management and staff of The Belize Bank Limited congratulate Rowan for his inspiring efforts!