National Garifuna Council, Dangriga, Belize

The National Garifuna Council preserves the culture, history and heritage of the Garifuna people (Garinagu), indigenous to Belize and Central America. They advocate for their rights and opportunities and promote inter-racial harmony within Belize. There is a population of about 14,000 Garinagu in Belize, which accounts for about 4% of the total. To further economic opportunities NGC provide vocational training and source scholarships for Garinagu youths. One traditional source of income is cassava farming, NGC provides monthly training in the processing of cassava tubers into bread and other by-products. They also disseminate information on Garifuna culture and customs through a Gulisi school, which teaches in the local language, through their weekly radio station and through the Gulisi Garifuna Museum.

 

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