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, June 30, 2010

New lick of paint in Mata Escura - Brazil

With classes closed for the São João holiday, volunteers in Brazil got busy this week giving the school building a makeover. First of all a thorough clean was in order, followed by some serious sandpapering, then everyone got an opportunity to test their artistic talents.

In honour of the World Cup fever which is gripping Brazil at present, we chose the national colours - yellow, green and blue for the walls and doors and brightened up the classrooms with a series of murals, letters and numbers.

Working (and dancing) to a soundtrack of football songs from the past 20 years, the volunteers did fantastic work and the school looks much brighter and smarter for the kids´ return on Monday.

Sr. Eraldo, the local school director, was so impressed with the volunteers´ work he has asked if they can find time to do a mural on the front of the school building.


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