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 2, 2011

Inter-school Sportsday in Ecuador

Both the gods of sport and weather were smiling on the day of the Inter-School Sports Carnival in Otavalo. With Imbabura looming over the stadium like an ancient Incan warrior, the carnival commenced with the running of the ‘Olympic’ relay and the lighting of the ceremonial torch (yes really!).

All day, they ran hard, flopped softly (Fosbury style!), leapt far and threw long like little Olympians-in-waiting. The Larcacunga boys excelled on the day, winning both the Long Distance (Bryan) and High Jump events (Jesús Rumiñahui).

Joining them on the winners podium were Byron and Inti from Muenala who placed second and third respectively in the same events. The Larcacunga girls also showed their colours by achieving second and third placings in the Relay, Long Jump, Shot Put and Long Distance events.


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