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 31, 2011

One Year Anniversary Chiriza, Nicaragua

Recently, GVI Phoenix Nicaragua staff, volunteers, students in our school and their parents celebrated our school’s one year anniversary in Chiriza, Nicaragua. With more than 300 people in attendance, the party consisted of dancing routines by the students, speeches by GVI Phoenix staff members, piñata bashing, musical chairs and a meal for the students and their family members.

To top it off, our local builder, Don Pedro, who constructed our schools in La Thompson and Chiriza, was invited to finish off the piñata. Without hesitation, he proceeded to demolish what was left of the poor piñata! The day was very special and it’s hard to believe the progress we have made to this point. Special thanks to our local staff Karla, Tita and Yessenia and to our local builder Don Pedro and his sons. Also, a huge thanks to the volunteers who have worked so hard to make Chiriza what it is today! Here’s to another successful year!


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