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.

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Nicaragua project surges over 50 kids

We have had a busy and really exciting last couple weeks here at the GVI School “Guardabarranco” in La Thompson. Last week GVI volunteers and staff members took the kids to the educational center Estelimar for a fieldtrip.

Each time we take the kids there the people at Estelimar conjure up something new and enlightening so it’s always a treat for the kids. This time we kids were given a science lesson on the different types of flora and fauna found in their community.

The following day we celebrated all the birthdays of the kids in September, and there were a lot! We had Dyana, Levi, Yarista, Roni, Osmar, Laritsa, and even Steve (GVI staff member) who was lucky enough to have a turn at the piñata!

We had the usual: presents, chocobananos (chocolate covered bananas) piñata, and dancing…including a congo line started by GVI volunteer Tom Kasaukas!

As well, these last few weeks the project has seen a record amount of kids showing up with over 50 kids attending class some days. With so many kids to feed in the school the community has come together and pay one of the mothers to cook the food, which emphasises our wish to see community involvement aswell, rather than just a handout.

Fransica is the mother of two children who attend the school and uses the stove built by some of the first volunteers on the project to cook the food daily for the kids.


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