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.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Mothers' Day in San Rafael - Honduras

Mother’s Day at San Rafael was a very special day for all involved: the teachers, the volunteers, the children and the mothers. Preparation for this very special day started a week before with each class/grade deciding what to make as a gift for their mothers.

The older children were extremely creative and made purses and bags for their mothers, whilst the younger ones painted pictures and made wonderful glittery picture frames.

The mother’s day celebrations were to take place at the school on the Friday and from Monday to Thursday, the extra curricular activities for the children involved making invitation cards and rehearsing their chosen piece to be performed in a show put on especially for the mothers.

The show was to start at 9am, but as is usual in this part of the world, the mums arrived fashionably late. The show eventually got underway at 10am with a performance by the 3rd grade.

Edgar, Carolina and Erica coordinated each piece and the show went smoothly. The secondary school children came into their own with a dance routine, a little theatrical piece on mothers and a great finale with a duet singing "lloro por ti".

The morning ended with the children handing out their presents to their mothers and then serving them lunch. The children then had their lunch. A happy and fun-filled morning was had by all involved and the glorious smiles on the mothers’ faces spoke volumes.


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