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.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Día del Niño celebrations in Larcacunga - Ecuador

“Day of the Child” programme began with a school discussion about their rights, privileges and responsibilities. They were then set the challenge
of drawing a picture to represent what they had learned with prizes given to the
best picture from each grade.

The afternoon focussed almost exclusively on the ‘right to play’ and opened with
team potato and spoon, three-legged and sack races. A downpour of rain forced
the fun to be moved into the dining room where apples were bobbed and water
transportation games also served as an impromptu cleaning session.

The sun returned in time for a whole school tug-of-war challenge and Señorita Lucila’s speciality: the broom game, best described as a musical statues and bumps
hybrid ... with a broom. Their usual end of the day fruit was supplemented with prizes and pieces of ‘day of the child cake’ for everyone. An exciting fun-filled day was had by all.


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The following film was made in Guatemala, though the message is the same across all GVI Phoenix projects