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.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Incentive Program Introduced in Nicaragua

To provide more positive feedback and a sense of ownership for a student’s individual attendance and behavior, GVI Phoenix Nicaragua has introduced an incentive program in both of our schools. Further, we hope this program will encourage students to attend classes on a more regular basis. Incentives will be rewarded at the end of each month and will consist of school materials the children can use in our schools and in the public schools.

For the month of February, students with an average attendance rate of 80% or higher who exhibited good behavior in classes, were given pencils and new notebooks or folders. Of course, all the children wanted these incentives but we explained they must earn them through their attendance and positive behavior. This is another small example of the aim of sustainability behind the GVI Phoenix Projects.


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