“Make it Happen, I am Belize” was the mantra shouted by the students of San Ignacio who attended the finale of the Motivational Missionaries Tour 2013. The children were motivated and inspired to follow their dreams by using unconventional team building methods, the speaker Bert of the Potentialist’s, called breakthroughs. These breakthroughs included, bending 3/8 steel with your throat, swallowing fire and walking across broken pieces of glass.
Ryan Carbajal, one of the children who bent the steel with his throat, said, “I am so proud of myself because I did something that I didn’t know that I could do.” Ryan also went on to say, “Once it’s in your mind you can do it.”
Arming Vasquez, the other child who bent the steel with his throat, also said, “We bent it and it was so good. I still don’t know how we did it!”
These statements from the children are a prime example of what effect positive reinforcement and motivation has on our youth here in Belize. San Ignacio Resort Hotel is grateful to have been a part of such an inspiring event. Let’s keep this momentum going and keep our youth uplifted because THEY ARE BELIZE.