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.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Football, gardens and perfect scores in Nicaragua

It’s been a few weeks since we have written a blog from our project in the Nicaraguan community La Thompson, so we thought it was about time to give an update on what´s been going on.

The community gardens that were constructed and planted a few months ago are starting to show great progress: little watermelons are starting to show and the beetroots and tomatoes are almost ready to be harvested.

The banana trees that were planted take a few years before they give fruit however in a few months the growth is definitely noticeable. As you can see form the photos it’s amazing what a little hard work and rain can accomplish!

Furthermore, we have some good news from our afternoon English classes: nearly all the regular attendees scored a near perfect score on our first official English exam.

For many of them this is their time studying English so it’s a great accomplishment. As well some of the volunteers have been playing football (soccer for you North Americans) with a women’s team formed with some of the members of the English class and one their last game 3-1!

Lastly, we would like to mention that for the first time in Nicaragua GVI Phoenix has a group of family volunteers building stoves together. We are all excited to have the Serre family with us and wish them the best of luck.


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