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.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Semana Santa in Itzapa - Guatemala

To celebrate Semana Santa, or Easter, in Guatemala, the children in our school in Itzapa spent weeks preparing. On the day, the volunteers prepared the "alfombra", made from flowers and other plants. It looked great, only to be destroyed by a few short steps later!

We followed the procession around the streets of Itzapa, led by two elderly men playing a drum and a flute, stopping 14 times, over four hours, with many members of the community coming out to watch. It was a fantastic day and great to see that culture and tradition is still alive and well.



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The following film was made in Guatemala, though the message is the same across all GVI Phoenix projects