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, November 1, 2008

Family literacy in Nicaragua

A nice highlight of the week was giving classes to an entire family. We have been giving adult literacy classes in the afternoon and this week both parents of the Castellón family as well as their three kids, Hayely, Yuri, and Julio dropped in.

Usually the classes are intended for Adults however Martyn, a GVI volunteer, has been giving the kids some extra lessons on the other side of the school while the Steven and Ana give literacy classes in the other classroom. It was a delight to have a whole family in the school!

The last few weeks here in Estelí, La Cruz, and throughout Nicaragua there has been a fair amount of rain. Due to the remote location of La Cruz, the community with whom GVI has been working with, the rain can make it difficult in arriving.

There are a few steams that turn into rivers when the rains so, unfortunately, we have had to cancel a few classes recently. However this week the rain slowed down somewhat so we were able to get back to our regular routine in La Cruz.

We held classes for the kids in the mornings, played baseball and marbles during recess and had adult classes in the afternoon.


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