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.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Construction Begins in Perú!

There have been a lot of goings on in our Peru schools this week! Up at Triunfo, construction has begun on two new classrooms as well as new bathroom facilities, all of which have been much anticipated by both the local teachers and the GVI volunteers since the end of last year. The new classrooms will allow us to give one on one attention to students that need a bit of help catching up with the rest of the class, and will also allow us to have a resource room that will essentially act as a library for the school.

In order for us to build, however, first we have to engage in a bit of demolition! The architects want to be sure the structure is strong enough to support the weight of the new classrooms, and with that in mind, they are installing new support beams in the existing classrooms. This involves a lot of jack hammering, which is why I walked into our first grade classroom to find everyone (teacher included!) with tissues stuffed into their ears.  Regardless of all the noise, we are all very excited to see this work progress!



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