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, May 16, 2009

Quantifying volunteer teaching in Honduras

In 2008, the Honduran government ran studies across local schools, to see how they were functionning, or not. This involved various tests the children had to take and the results were released this past week.

Of five schools in the Copán region, our school, and the children, in San Rafael was nominated the best performing school. This is quantifiable evidence that GVI Phoenix volunteers make a huge difference, bearing in mind, they teach most of the grades!

The other schools all have 4 or 5 permanent teachers; our school has 2, and they even aren't there all the time due to engagements with the educational system. The volunteers who are there all the time have such an impact on the children, and this has been proven.

Carolina, one of the local Honduran teachers says: "Yo sé que todo esto se ha logrado con la valiosa e importante ayuda que hemos tenido de GVI Phoenix a traves de los voluntarios, Buen trabajo!!!"

Fantastic effort by all our volunteers in Honduras, past and present. Now we have the GVI Phoenix Secondary school running in San Rafael, the future is at least looking bright for the children of the community. Thanks to everyone!


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