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.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Art in Ecuador

Art is often a subject neglected in the rural schools in Ecuador. However, GVI Phoenix Ecuador provides weekly art lessons to all of its students at all ages. Artistic and creative expression is a key part of a child's development, and can provide a much-needed release from their hard lives. We have also included art exams alongside the usual curriculum areas.

This term, we decided on something a little more unusual for our children in the mountains – they had to copy and interpret “The Scream” by Edvard Munch. Marks were awarded for drawing to scale; including all major parts of the original; and creative merit.

It was incredible to see the children, who have of course never seen or heard of the original, tackle the exam, and we hope you will agree the results were impressive!


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