The dates are set for the fourth annual Volcano Charity Challenge in Guatemala. This year the challenge is taking place on the 24-29th of November. This year, being our 10th year anniversary, we want to try and raise $20,000 in total which will go towards our local teacher salaries for 2013 in Guatemala. Recent challenges such as kayaking and hiking have helped pay for food programmes which help over 400 children in the indigenous communities in San Andrés Itzapa and Santa Maria de Jesus. We would like to keep raising the bar and keep providing education to the children of Guatemala. Without this, the children would simply not receive an education. By donating just a small amount, the project will receive funding to allow the school to have teachers who can provide official certificates for the children, which goes a long way to achieving our sustainable goals. We can continue our community schemes and the children can continue to receive breakfasts and fruit.
We would like to share the most recent trustee report from the GVI Charitable Trust. This report covers the six month period from July to December 2011.
We are delighted to share that this has been by far our most successful period, raising in six months nearly as much as we did the whole of the previous year. This increase in funding has brought a corresponding increase in the impact we have been able to create on our programs around the world.
During this period we have invested in sustainable education across Latin America including support for the elderly in Guatemala and income generation schemes to support education in Honduras and Ecuador. In Mexico we have worked with a community to establish a recycling centre and in Kenya our partners in Mombasa will now realise their goal of seeing impoverished students through to completion of the primary education earning recognised qualifications for the first time.
These are just a few highlights of an amazing, productive and rewarding six months. Thank you to everyone who has supported us and played a crucial role in these achievements.
2011 has been an amazing year for fundraising challenges at the GVI Charitable Trust with amazing challenges taking place in Nicaragua, Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, South Africa, The Amazon rainforest and of course where the first one was held, Guatemala.
At the end of November it was time once again for the Guatemala Annual Volcano challenge, an epic 4 volcanoes in 4 days covering some 600km.
In fundraising terms this challenge set a new record with amazing work by all participants and all generous donors. The funds raised by the Volcano Challenge will support many of the important aspects of our Sustainable education in Guatemala project. Including Plan Ancianos (feeding the older generation), Educational Scholarships, Food and fruit for the students and salaries for our local staff.
A huge well done to all challengers on this epic adventure and to all those who have pushed themselves to the limit this year to support GVI Charitable Trust projects. Thank you all.
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