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 16, 2011

Trip to Peguche - Ecuador

On Friday, the children at Larcacunga school in Otavalo, Ecuador had a field trip to La Cascada de Peguche, a series of beautiful waterfalls close to the centre of town. It provided the ideal escape for the kids to be kids again as life can be tough for the children in these communities – they are often care-givers to siblings from a very young age, and typically work in the fields with their families after a hard day at school, so they have to grow up fast.

This day provided them with the perfect opportunity to let their hair down (literally in many cases!) and have some fun with their families and the volunteers. As well as getting soaked by the spray from the waterfall, they made full use of the pools to swim in, and to enjoy a traditional lunch prepared by the mothers. Lots of smiling faces at the end of a busy and fun day!


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