Meals in Belize

Meal time in Belize is cherished, that is why many businesses close during lunch time and re-open in the afternoon; it is a time to be shared with family. Because Belize is so vastly multicultural, so is the cuisine. For example, the Mestizo and Maya people have a famous dish called Caldo, which is a…

Only 65 days left till Build for Belize 2015

Here are some fun facts you may not know about Belize. 1. The tallest man-made structure in Belize is a Mayan temple! It’s called Caracol (the Snail), and stands at 140 feet high. 2.Belize’s capital city if Belmopan, and it’s National Assembly building was designed to look like a Pre-Colombian Mayan temple. 3. Belize hosts…

Culture in Belize

In 2 months and 13 days, a group of Sperro volunteers will get the opportunity to experience the cultural diversity and melting pot that is Belize. Although the country’s population is just over 300,000, Belize prides itself on its unique blend of cultures. Some of these include Maya, Mestizo, Creole, Garituna, East Indian, Mennonite, Arab,…

The Greatest Gift

The Christmas season is often considered the season of giving. Many of us expend a lot of effort and money in an attempt to give our friends and loved ones the best possible gift. But what is the best gift you could possibly give? Imagine that your bank gave you an account which they would…

Sperro Turns One!

So Sperro has officially just turned one year old! I sometimes still cannot believe what can become of just a simple idea. How a flash of electricity between some brain cells can lead to the real change being brought to the world around us. Think how much growing a child does from day 1 to…

Lessons from Climbing the CN Tower

Is someone more humbled by a difficult task if they try and fail, or if they are victorious. I’ve always wondered what some top level athletes meant by claiming they are humbled by winning a championship or completing an incredibly difficult physical task. They have just done something that very few people ever come close…

Thanks Giving

For a lot of us, the Thanksgiving holiday will leave our bellies full and our pants tight. I’ve been in many Thanksgiving celebration settings where everyone would go around in a circle, mentioning something they’re thankful for. Usually, it would be something like, “I’m thankful for my family and friends”, or “I’m thankful for my…