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, March 9, 2009

Birthdays in Nicaragua

This week GVI Phoenix celebrated birthdays for the first time in La Thompson. We have had 4 kids in the school who have had a birthday since we began in the community. Martita, Jander, Gerald, and Dariana all received gifts and got first crack at the piñata.

Some of the Moms of the community came out to celebrate as well. One of the volunteers got to talking with Diriana´s Mom and discovered that this is the first time Diriana has celebrated her birthday.

In fact, unfortunately none of the siblings or parents in Diriana´s family have been able to celebrate their birthdays due to the financial situation within their household.

Although it may seem like something small it means a lot to the children and the parents in the community to do something special for the children.

It gives them, as well as the volunteers, a chance to get to know each other better, dance to some regetón, eat frozen chocolate covered bananas, play games and just have a good time!



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