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.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Combining GVI Phoenix in Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua

We have recently introduced the option to work on more than one GVI Phoenix Project. Teach and Travel in Central America allows volunteers, like Connie Dao, our recent 30 year-old volunteer from the US to experience and work in three different countries.

Connie started in Guatemala, teaching reading, writing and basic maths to Clase Atitlán, in Itzapa; two different groups of twenty kids in the mornings and afternoons, aged between 7-14 years old.

From Guatemala, Connie headed to our new project in Nicaragua, helping to get the project going and getting stuck into our new stoving project there.
Honduras was her final stop, teaching grade one in San Rafael, concentrating on combining syllables to form words as well as on the fundamentals of addition and single-digit subtraction.

Connie says, "I am really glad I had the chance to experience living in three different countries, teaching and building stoves. It opened my eyes to different opportunities of what I can do to give back to others at a global level."

The normal Teach and Travel in Central America will involve teaching in all three countries; Connie was willing enough to lend a helping hand with the stoves! Stove building is included on our 6 month Teach and Travel in Latin America, which will be covered in a later entry.


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