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.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

GVI Phoenix moves into Barbasco - Honduras

Since the start of March, we have started going up to the community of Barbasco twice a week to teach first grade. The community is a little further and smaller than San Rafael. Profesora Sandra has been working alone at the school for the past 4 years. This year she has 60 students in 6 grades.

Grades 1, 4 and 5 sit 3 to a bench in a cramped annex next to the only classroom in the school and find it necessary to work on the floor or outside to get a bit more room. They are nevertheless very eager to learn and always ask for MORE homework! "That’s not how I remember school!" says Phomolo.

We are very excited about this new development. There is so much we can do here that will make a real difference. The students, the teacher and the community have made us feel very welcome.


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