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.

Monday, June 9, 2008

A new road and English becomes part of the curriculum in Honduras

So on Wednesday it was decided to bulldoze a track right along the back of people’s houses and right through the land at the back of the school.

Obviously, the community wasn't overly impressed with this, seeing parts of their land being destroyed and eaten up in one big yellow blur.

Faced with the decision to either destroy the top fence of the vegetable garden or take out a big mango tree, Caroline decided the tree was more important as the fence can be rebuilt.

This year the Government has decided that they want all Primary School children to be learning English so we are waiting for all the teaching materials and text books to be distributed.

Te get a head start, we have started doing one English class a week with each grade from 11:45 until 12:30 pm so that the children do not miss out on other lesson time, as their Maths and Spanish obviously take priority.

This week, new volunteer Connie Dao has started working with Gita in first grade and they will be teaching basic English vocabulary to them once or twice a week. Grades 2 to 6 will receive one class a week taught by Caroline.


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