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

School field trips mark the end of term here in Ecuador

In the final week of term Huayrapungo and Muenala planned a school trip. All 30 children from Muenala, alongside parents and volunteers headed out for a day trip to Cielo Verde in the Intag region just outside of Otavalo. An early start and clearly excited children we all head out into banana and coffee country. A lovely day was had by all, swimming in the local rivers and hot springs, and being invited by the local community to share their fruit crops - the kids will be enjoying plenty of bananas and papayas for next few weeks.

The Huayrapungo community decided it was time to head south to Mindo and enjoy the cascadas there. A feast of potatoes, broad beens, mejoco (from the potato family), corn tostadas, chili, and cuy (guinea pig) was enjoyed by all before heading down to visit the local waterfalls. The kids, mums and dads and volunteers all enjoyed splashing around and cooling off before clambering back, tired and exhausted, on the bus home.


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