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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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Ch’orti’ language program in Honduras

We have recently launched a Ch’orti’ language program in San Rafael. Ch’orti’ is the indigenous language in the area, but sadly there aren’t many people left that can speak it and it is in danger of becoming extinct. When a language is lost, all of us lose the knowledge contained in that language's words, grammar and way of thinking, knowledge that can never be recovered.

To avert this, Conimch (Consejo Nacional Indigena Maya Ch’orti’), which looks after the interests of indigenous people, is giving Cho’rti’ training to local communities. We now employ one of those trainees, Juan Ramon Martinez, the father of one of our first graders, Cristian. The children and the volunteers are enjoying the lessons immensely.


Anonymous said...

wow that sounds really great, stay on with this, it is, as you described so well, really important to keep those langages alive... greetings from the Ecuador project :)

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