Rowan Graduates!

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

One month before he starts his Walk Across Belize, 14-year-old Rowan Garel spends his last few minutes as an elementary school student.

On Thursday June 14th, surrounded by his peers, family and friends, Rowan welcomed the audience and the faculty of Hummingbird Elementary School to the Standard 6 Graduation Ceremony, with a violin performance of Belize’s National Anthem. After receiving his Diploma from the school Director, he joined his  mother, father, sister and members of BCVI for family photos.

When asked about this big moment, Rowan said, “To be honest, it’s all bittersweet right now. I’m just glad that the ceremony is over because I was super nervous!” Having been in the audience, BCVI can tell you first hand that Rowan had absolutely no reason to be nervous – he performed beautifully!

We hope you enjoy a peek into the HES Graduation Ceremony and The Garel Family’s special night! Don’t forget that you can make a donation to help Ro and the other blind children in BCVIs program!

Source: Walk Across Belize

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