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, October 9, 2011

Let the Games Begin - Nicaragua

The sports program has finally launched in the GVI Phoenix Project in Nicaragua! On September 30, 2011, 17 girls from our school in the community of La Thompson were transported in three taxis to the football pitch in Chiriza (where our other school is located).

12 girls were eagerly awaiting the arrival of the opposing team and soon after the whistle blew to signal the beginning of intra-school competitions between the two schools. The girls played their hearts out despite a lot of pushing and running through loads of mud. The teams played to a fitting 0-0 tie and the girls thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The next match will be October 28 between the boys of La Thompson and boys of Chiriza. The kids can enjoy this opportunity even more given they have earned a spot on the team through their attendance and behavior in classes; another incentive program we have introduced.

Further, a special thanks to former volunteer, Kate Downer and her colleagues at RS Consulting & Consensus. She and her co-workers chose to sponsor this goal and their financial generosity has presented the kids in the GVI Phoenix Project in Nicaragua with a wonderful opportunity.


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