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, April 23, 2011

Easter Party & Egg Hunt in Mata Escura - Brazil

The children, volunteers and members of staff at the school in Mata Escura, all had a brilliant time on their last day before Easter. Everyone got together for a morning-long party to celebrate the national holiday with loads of games, dancing and food.

The festivities began with a huge Easter egg hunt that the volunteers had set up by placing cardboard eggs around the school; chocolate ones were unfortunately avoided because they just wouldn’t have survived in the Brazilian heat. However, the children were not disappointed, not only did they receive prizes for the eggs they found but we also made sure the children got one big egg each to take home at the end of the day.

This was followed by a huge game of `duck, duck, goose´ that was appropriately named ´pato, pato, coelho´ (duck, duck, rabbit) and then, like at any good party, we had a good old dance. I think it´s safe to say that we all had an excellent day of which I´m sure the volunteers and children will have lasting memories.


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