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.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

El Fantasma de Itzapa - Guatemala

There is a legend in Itzapa of a monster that lived in the surrounding hills and only came into town to eat children and animals when he got hungry. We are assured that the monster no longer exists but you wouldn’t have thought that on Friday when Clase Agua (grade six) and their teacher Wanda bought the legend to life through a play!!

Over the last few weeks drama teacher Wanda and the morning and afternoon classes have been practising and preparing props for the play ready to perform it to the whole school - and perform it they did! There was a few nails being bitten before the performances and a few final rehearsals on the day but both classes were fantastic!

As the legend says, the villagers got together and killed the monster…but if you are ever in Itzapa please be weary of El Fantasma de Itzapa walking the streets! Thanks very much to Wanda and to all the kids who performed, it was thoroughly enjoyed by all.


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