posted Nov 26th 2019
Since leaving Fiji earlier in the year, Susan & I have been fulfilling a lifelong dream to visit central America, & are presently in Belize! Besides visiting ancient Mayan ruins deep in the jungle & some of the amazing islands off the coast, we’re also offering free drug prevention programs in the primary & secondary schools.
Belize is a really special country: it’s the only English-speaking country in the region & used to be called ‘British Honduras’ before becoming independant in 1981. It has the smallest population of all the countries in central America, with only 408,000 inhabitants.The population are a mixture of African, English & Hispanic peoples, with additional newer arrivals from China, India & other parts. We’ve also visited large Mennonite communities, who trace their roots to Dutch & German immigrants & some of whom still move around in horse-drawn carts!
As stated earlier, our main purpose in coming to Belize is to do drug prevention programs in the primary & secondary schools. Drugs are a major scourge throughout the Caribbean & Central America & if, through our audio-visual programs, we can help some young people to avoid this trap, then we feel that this is something really worthwhile to dedicate ourselves to.
Here below is a radio/TV interview that we did on Nov 25th in San Ignacio in western Belize…..