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.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Spelling bee, Ecuadorian-style!

Last Friday, all 3 of the schools we work with around Otavalo travelled to a remote school in the mountains to compete with 17 other rural schools in a language competition. The contest was fought with intense competition between 3 age groups, and included spelling and grammar exercises.

After 2 hours of marking and deliberation, the winners and places were announced – and Darwin from Huayrapungo, our most remote school, came second in his group! We were especially proud as Darwin is from one of the grades that GVI Phoenix volunteers teach, and he has shown massive improvement during the school year.

The children from that school work in the fields with their families after school, and don't have the same chances and resources as kids from other schools, so we were all especially proud of him – next step colegio we hope, with continued financial support from GVI Phoenix and its supporters.


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