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, December 4, 2011

The return leg of the girls' football - Nicaragua

It was time for the return leg of the La Thompson and Chiriza girls football match, all part of the "Nicaragua Sports Program". When going to pick up the away team to take them to the pitch, not only were the girls waiting on time (unheard of in Nicaragua), they were early!!!! It's just another example of how excited the girls were and how much these matches mean to the children in our schools.

This month we were able to hire a semi-profesional ref, nicknamed "el perro", so we were to eager to emphasise to the girls that they should be on their best behaviour. They did us all proud showing great sportsmanship, and el perros' bark was worse than his bite, helping to explain the different rules of the game to the girls (though that didn't stop him from brandishing a yellow card to Yaosca for an accidental handball).

The girls played out another draw, though the game wasn't without drama with poor Karelia missing a second half penalty despite being Chirizas' best player and Anielka for La Thompson would have to be the "woman of the match".
We just can't wait for the next game!


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