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

Secondary School Becas (Scholarships) Nicaragua

GVI Phoenix Nicaragua set a goal in late 2010 to support secondary education in the communities we work in, La Thompson and Chiriza. This goal has become a realization as we recently handed out six secondary scholarships; to two students in La Thompson and four students in Chiriza.

These students have passed through GVI Phoenix schools or continue to attend our schools. The scholarships offset the cost of public school uniforms, shoes, transport to school and the cost of school materials.

The scholarships will continue to be awarded each semester if the students have consistent attendance, have passing marks and given the students bring their report cards to be verified by GVI Phoenix staff.

The scholarships have been viewed as a success given the feedback from the student’s parents and given many of the children bought their school materials immediately after receiving the support. GVI Phoenix hopes this incentive and financial support will encourage the students to continue their secondary education; secondary retention of students is alarmingly low in Nicaragua. Good luck to Karelia, Enma, Wendy, Joseph, Magdalena and Doribel in the upcoming semester!


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