CONGRATULATIONS to all the Challengers on our first six Charity Challenges of 2011, biking from Guatemala to Honduras, the inaugural Nicaragua Volcano Challenge, Brazil's Chapada Diamantina Challenge , Guatemala's first Caribbean Kayak Challenge, Perú´s Cerani Pass and Ecuador's Volcano Challenge. Nicaragua's second volcano Challenge is set for 3rd-6th November and the third Guatemala Volcano Challenge dates are set for 27th November -2nd December.

Click on the following for our most recent official project reports for Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Perú and Brazil.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Annual Día del Padre football match in Santa María - Guatemala

It isn't often we see the Dads on our projects as they are always working in the fields, dawn til dusk, so our annual Father's Day football match is a great occasion, especially when you remember that they are sacrificing a day's work to get together and play football at over 2100m on the side of a volcano!

The two teams lined up with Logan, our combo volunteer, and Dom on one side, and Ross, GVI's Regional Field Co-ordinator, based in Guatemala, the foreign ringers in the sides.

A couple of early goals saw the "limones" reach half-time somewhat deservedly ahead, leading to an interesting half-time team-talk.

More goals by Amadeo´s dad, taking his tally to four in the match, sealed an emphatic win by 8-3 the limones, though the Pepián lunch, with most of the Dads in the school, not just those who played, helped soothe the pain.

A great day and the revenge will be sweet in 2009.


How does GVI Phoenix make a difference?

The following film was made in Guatemala, though the message is the same across all GVI Phoenix projects