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, October 10, 2010 Santa María - Guatemala

The theme of our Friday Dia del Arte last week was '350', to show our support for the worldwide event of that name taking place on 10/10/10 to promote awareness of rising C02 levels.

We introduced the lesson by explaining (with the help of some handy pictures on the board!) the damaging effects of there being too much CO2 in the atmosphere, and that the whole world needs to work together to reduce the amount to 350 parts per million, from the current figure of 392.

Across 3 classes we created various different mobiles, using the numbers 350 and pictures representing the causes of rising C02 levels and possible solutions to the problem. For more information, you can visit the 350 website at


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