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, March 12, 2011

School maintenance after heavy rains in Peru

The best-laid plans of mice and men often go astray. This we all know very well. So when the regional government postponed the start of the academic year in Arequipa to the 7th of March we had to modify ours. Our enterprising volunteers took this unexpected opportunity to repair the damage done to our schools by the recent heavy rains.

This has been the wettest rainy season Arequipa has seen in 6 years and some structures in our schools have taken a beating. Once that was done we turned our attention indoors.

We repaired and repainted all the furniture in need of TLC, having survived the attentions of energetic 5 – 11 year olds. Now we are really ready to welcome the children and teachers back for another round!


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