Monday, February 17, 2014
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Friday, January 24, 2014
Written by Jess McGrath - GVI Manuel Antonio Community Intern
The GVI team have been busy this week with holiday activities in Boca Vieja, spending our days at the community centre managing holiday sport, English and craft activities. At night, the group are usually home doing their Spanish homework, cooking, cleaning, juggling, debating the correct way to cut tomatoes and practising Michael Jacksons moon walk.
Today, having temporarily lost half our GVI crew to a stomach bug, Liz, Clint and myself set off for the El Cocal community with high hopes of getting some much needed work done. When we arrived to find the electricity was out for the day, our plans to clean out the storage shed were quickly replaced with the setting up of the school basketball hoop (ie - attached one pole to another with pieces of wire), a bit of painting and a walk along the dirt strip that is the main street of El Cocal in search of some kids to tell about our upcoming soccer tournament. Instead we found a couple of boys who were more interested in challenging us to a game of ultimate frisbee. As we spent the next hour playing on the beach, I couldn't help but notice the giant houses that line the hillside of neighbouring Manuel Antonio, with their ‘million dollar’ view of the El Cocal beach. Just one of life's great ironies I suppose…
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Written by Kristin Cleaveland - GVI Manuel Antonio Staff Member
|Competitors congratulating their friend and opponent|
|Celebrating after a very successful event|
Saturday, January 4, 2014
To all our GVI friends & family out there...
We hope you've all enjoyed the holidays, at home with loved ones, on the road experiencing new cultures, out volunteering at GVI projects around the world, or wherever this blog finds you.
Here in Costa Rica, to get ready for the new year, we've been reflecting on all the great things from 2013...
In Jalova, from training sessions with our partners at the Ministry of Environment, environmental education for local children & adults, working hand in hand with our partners at PANTHERA to make our jaguar study even better -- and getting it in the news! -- to volunteers helping hatchlings to the sea, patrolling the beaches & working up close with sea turtles, Jalova olympics, holiday feasts, starting our new monkey survey, jaguar cubs on camera, great green macaws, and even agami heron sightings, 2013 has been a great year.
|GVI volunteers helping local kids with our environmental puzzles at Tortufest (local annual turtle festival)|
|GVI Staff Marcelle helping a local student learn to identify a jaguar|
|Merry Christmas from children at El Cocal school in the new GVI classroom!|
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Monday, December 16, 2013
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Thursday, December 12, 2013
|Staff and volunteers enjoy a very big breakfast!|
|The amazing Thanksgiving team looking proud with their delicious spread of food|
Monday, December 9, 2013
|Interns and volunteers show off their jungle-style Halloween costumes|
|Both teams fly their flags high after an gripping (and muddy) afternoon of games|