Culture Shock

I’ve had a great time talking with people in Ajijic about Belize and my plans to build my  school for the boys.

Everyone has been particularly generous and kind in this beautiful community. There are about 5,000 ex-Pats from the US and 2,000 from Canada all year around. There’s another 5,000 Snow Birds who visit for six months out of the year. There’s about 15,000 Mexicans living in the community and it is a very family oriented.

This isn’t the picture I had created in my head from previous vacations in Mexico. This was the most beautiful place I have ever seen in Mexico. It was such a pleasure to see how clean and refreshing it was.

I’ve had many people ask me to consider placing the school here, but I know that it’s supposed to be in Belize. It would be easier in Ajijic certainly but not ideal for the boys.

About Sharyn

As founder of UBU I found my inspiration from my brother Tony who was a foster child, then adopted by my parents when he was five. After listening to his stories about the treatment he received while in the homes I began to think of what it was like for him as well as the thousands of other kids. I decided to start the school after Tony passed on in 2008. It is my tribute to him and all that he did for me. Of all the things I've done in my life, this is the one thing that truly makes me feel like I'm finally on the right path.
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