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, June 4, 2011

A Rainy Day Sewing Lesson at School in Brasil

Last Friday we had a really enjoyable arts and crafts day at the Phoenix school in Mata Escura, Brasil. With the pouring rain outside, volunteers organised a sewing lesson for the kids (and as it turned out, some of the adults as well).

We used sewing picture cards with ready-made holes and managed to ´man-it-up´ a bit with a few batman symbols for the boys, although to be honest, they really didn't seem to mind either way! Most of the kids had never done anything like it before and got very into it which was great.

Also because of the rain there were fewer kids than expected so some of the teaching and kitchen staff got involved too... All in all it was really fun and had some of the kids concentrating for longer than we´ve seen them in a long while!


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