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, November 23, 2008

Honduras teaching for the 6 month combo-ers

Things are going well in Honduras with the new set of 6 month comboers who arrived in October. The rain seems to have stopped and the heat has cranked up as we enter the dry season; we have started the "vac utiles" with children who need more attention, .

Students also said goodbye to volunteer Edwina who has since gone on to teach in our Nicaraguan project. Her first graders miss her, though Kate and Lalita are doing a great job taking over in that room.

Matt is quickly getting the feel for second grade, and Ben has been a constant presence in his third grade for over 6 weeks now. The kids love him! Volunteers and students ended up in a wild game of frisbee today during recreo. Enter the field of play at your own risk!

The primary grades are loving their first week of English classes. After acting like they didn't want to be there initialy, the second graders asked first thing the next morning if they had English again after school!

Further stoves have been built in the community courtesy of Gary, our latest stoving volunteer from the UK. As his spanish was already fluent he asked if the money that he would have spent on Spanish lessons be spent on building an extra third stove, bringing the total built in the community this year to 18 stoves.

Dilicia, Merlin, Elmer, Olban, Marvin and Tito are just some of the kids in the school whose families have benefited from Garys generosity and hard work during his two week stay with us on the project.

We're looking forward to a great month ahead with our current group of fabulous volunteers!


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