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.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Children from GVI Phoenix Brazil attend ‘Natal no Parque’ (‘Christmas in the Park’)

On Saturday volunteers at the GVI Phoenix project in Brazil took the kids to a Christmas party thrown by the local council in Salvador’s Parque da Cidade.

With free Christmas t-shirts and Santa hats our festive band of mini Father Christmases enjoyed a picnic on the grass, jumped on the trampolines, played in the park’s model fort and danced all morning to live music.

The day was topped off by a visit to see Father Christmas in his grotto and a present.

Volunteers and kids then took the bus back to the school in Mata Escura, we got stuck in Salvador’s Christmas shopping traffic, however by that time everyone on the bus (kids and volunteers!) was fast asleep...

...proof of a great day out!


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