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.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Best moment of 2010 - Phoenix Brazil - Geisa reads her first words

Geisa is 8 years old and has been coming to the school in Mata Escura for 4 years. She is an incredibly well mannered, thoughtful and kind girl, always the first to help the volunteers and school staff. She is also very bright, however prior to GVI’s arrival the school had little educational focus and when the first volunteers arrived 6 months ago she only knew the first 3 letters of the alphabet. In October, after 4 months of work Geisa came to the board one morning and read 3 words without assistance. Since then she has continued to improve in leaps and bounds, however the look of pride and happiness on her face that first morning was unforgettable and undoubtedly our best moment of 2010. Whilst she continues to be a constant source of help with the youngest students, we are all delighted that Geisa now has her chance to shine in the classroom


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