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.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Intern Katrien arrives in Nicaragua and La Cruz gets a new coat of paint

La Cruz 2 was busy this week! Firstly Katrien Van Der Schueren, a former volunteer and intern in our Volunteer in Peru teaching project, arrived from Belgium on Monday to help Steve.

It is excellent when volunteers return to the projects as interns as they bring with them the knowledge of being a volunteer, which they can share with new volunteers, as well as being experienced in how our projects work.

Then on Tuesday we celebrated teachers’ day with music, food, and balloons. Steve and Katrien ended up dancing some salsa with Ana and Loyda (the local teachers), and of course the kids.

Lastly, the rest of the week Steve, Katrien, and some of the families from the community helped paint the school in blue and white.

Jayley, Yuri, and Julio (all siblings), and their Mom where especially a great help. Next week the kids have vacations so it was a great way to end the week.



Carla said...

The school looks great, it will really liven up the place and improve the learning environment for the kids. Well done guys!

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