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.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Pencils through rings...on horseback - Independence Day in Honduras

15th September is the Day of Independence for 5 of the countries of Central America, and our 2 schools in Honduras were no different. We had two great days of marches, dramas and songs in the communites of San Rafael & Barbasco, both complete with marching drummers and pom-pom waving cheerleaders.

One of the stand out events, was the "Carrera de Cintas". This involves riding a galloping horse, pencil in hand, which you have to put through a small ring hanging above the track. If you are successful your endeavours are rewarded with a kiss from one of the "Independence Day Queens" from the community. Lots of fun for all involved.



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