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, February 23, 2011

Carnival Preparations in Brasil

Here in Salvador the city is preparing for the world's biggest (and best!) carnival. In a little over a week's time normal life in the city will be put on hold to be replaced by 7 days of intense partying, the famous musical floats or 'trio eletricos' will fill the streets with live music from international and Brazilian stars and the dancing and revelry will continue 24 hours per day.

However festivities have got going a little bit earlier at the GVI Phoenix Brazil school project in Mata Escura, on the outskirts of the city. Today our students took a break from normal classes to make and decorate the school with brightly coloured paper chains.

Tomorrow our school cooks, Sonia and Claudia, will be preparing a host of traditional Bahian savoury and sweet snacks for the kids to experiment and on Friday we will round off the week with our school carnival party. We have borrowed a trio eletrico size sound system for the day and we will be making carnival masks in the morning, followed by an afternoon of dancing and games.


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