Fly The Phoenix

Fly the Phoenix believes that education, as well as daily food, are basic human rights. In order to combat the imbalances of these rights, we are creating sustainable, 25-year cycle, educational community programs. These are funded by our local income-initiatives, challenges and international donations through our registered charity, Fly The Phoenix.
Oct 9, 2014

Sustainable plans in action to help our families

The kids enjoying Day of the Child
The kids enjoying Day of the Child

School continues at pace and we will soon be introducing after school reinforcement classes as well as sustainable plan workshops which will enable the older children and their families to learn new trades which they can then take on and create their own businesses.

At the same time, we are planning to employ ex-students to come back in the afternoons to help out the children with their homework in exchange for us helping to cover some of their University costs.

To celebrate Day of the Child/Student we took the kids to a local pool where they had a great time, splashing around acompanied by some food. Bearing in mind they live in the desert and rarely get to go to these pools, it was a fantastic day out for them.

Over the coming months we will also be investing in our income generating sustainable plans which should provide income for the schools as well as the local families. These include buying cows, chickens, weaving looms and micro-investment into local start-up businesses. By investing now we create employment for the future: education now, employment and income in the future. For more information on our sustainable plans, please follow this link and get involved!

Finally, let’s not forget what The Phoenix Projects are all for in Latin America: 40 local teachers, the majority of whom were previous students, teaching almost 1000 children daily whilst receiving food across five countries benefiting seven communities (fifteen if you include the communities our students come from in Honduras for our colegio)...all for under $200,000 a year - every penny and cent counts - thank you to everyone who makes this possible year after year.

Desert terrain in the school
Desert terrain in the school
Not too many pools in this desert
Not too many pools in this desert

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Oct 9, 2014

1 million fruits and counting

Daily fruit in Guatemala
Daily fruit in Guatemala

Since we started in 2002 the children have eaten well over 1 million fruits thanks exclusively to generous donations, both regular or one-offs. This has made an incredible and visible difference in the health of the children, not just with their vitamin intake, though also water aswell. By implementing sustainable income plans as well in the future, this will add to the diet of the children, including more vegetables and meat.

In Santa María we started breakfasts for the children as many were arriving without having eaten since the previous day. We will be implementing this in Itzapa and hopefully in our other projects, depending on funds!

Over the coming months we will also be investing in our income generating sustainable plans which should provide income for the schools as well as the local families. These include buying cows, chickens, weaving looms and micro-investment into local start-up businesses. By investing now we create employment for the future: education now, employment and income in the future. For more information on our sustainable plans, please follow this link and get involved!

Finally, let’s not forget what The Phoenix Projects are all for in Latin America: 40 local teachers, the majority of whom were previous students, teaching almost 1000 children daily whilst receiving food across five countries benefiting seven communities (fifteen if you include the communities our students come from in Honduras for our colegio)...all for under $200,000 a year - every penny and cent counts - thank you to everyone who makes this possible year after year.

Breakfast
Breakfast
Fruit
Fruit

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Oct 9, 2014

Taking on secondary students as primary teachers

Interviews for the teaching posts
Interviews for the teaching posts

In Honduras we have taken on four of our “colegio” students to help out across the 6 grades in primary school. As well as paying them a monthly stipend we will also be covering their University costs so that they become qualified teachers in the future.In 2015 we aim to increase this number to 6.

Independence Day was celebrated in style, with dancing, games, theatre and some good food, as well as marching through the communities. We also celebrated Day of the Child with similar aplomb!

Over the coming months we will also be investing in our income generating sustainable plans which should provide income for the schools as well as the local families. These include buying cows, chickens, weaving looms and micro-investment into local start-up businesses. By investing now we create employment for the future: education now, employment and income in the future. For more information on our sustainable plans, please follow this link and get involved!

Finally, let’s not forget what The Phoenix Projects are all for in Latin America: 40 local teachers, the majority of whom were previous students, teaching almost 1000 children daily whilst receiving food across five countries benefiting seven communities (fifteen if you include the communities our students come from in Honduras for our colegio)...all for under $200,000 a year - every penny and cent counts - thank you to everyone who makes this possible year after year.

Secondary school students teaching primary school
Secondary school students teaching primary school
Marching for Independence Day
Marching for Independence Day
Traditional dances
Traditional dances
Day of the Child
Day of the Child
Day of the Child
Day of the Child

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