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

Independence Day and Day of the Child in Guatemala

Day of the Child Itzapa
Day of the Child Itzapa

September is the month of Independence Day in Guatemala with lots of marches, drumming and patriotism on 15th and they didn’t disappoint! Our school drumming band and the rest of the school took the streets of Itzapa and were loudly applauded everywhere they went. 

We also celebrated Day of the Child, with lots of piñatas, games dancing and food. Both schools have excelled so far this year with our fifteen local teachers (ex-students we now employ) and our addition of another local teaching, acting as a classroom assistant in Itzapa has improved ten children so that they now should pass their final exams later in the year.

Our water tank was finished in Santa María which will provide daily water in the school, as opposed to one a week for one hour. Further construction is due in Itzapa with building more latrines and a full paint-job for both schools is in the pipeline.

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.

Day of the Child Santa Maria
Day of the Child Santa Maria
Day of the Child Santa Maria
Day of the Child Santa Maria
Day of the Child Itzapa
Day of the Child Itzapa
Independence Day band in Itzapa
Independence Day band in Itzapa
Watertank finished in Santa Maria
Watertank finished in Santa Maria

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Jul 22, 2014

Phoenix secondary school update

Classrooms
Classrooms

The past three months in our secondary school in Honduras have seen great advances in the education of the almost 100 students from 9 different communities, many of whom walk two hours each way just to receive an education. Classes including local geography, art and music have been undertaken, with the results shown off in a local schools get-together.

Our work in the primary school continues well, with the children in first grade really improving their basic reading, writing and counting skills. We plan to start investing more in sustainable income plans in the next couple of months, improving upon our Plan Café and also introducing Plan Pollo (chickens).

Thankyou for all your support in the past present and hopefully the future! cheers

Students with relief maps
Students with relief maps
Art
Art
Jul 22, 2014

Daily food and fruit makes such a difference

Honduras
Honduras

Our fresh fruit and food programs continue in all countries with positive differences in levels of malnutrition obvious. That said, for many kids still the food we provide is sometimes their only meal of the day. We are hoping to bring in a breakfast program in Guatemala which will provide a hot drink and bread to help the start the day off well.

This year we will also be investing in school vegetable gardens to sustain the food programs in the future; this includes crops that can be eaten as well as sold in local markets to generate funds for foodstuffs that we cannot grow, including cooking oil, sugar, oil and salt.

Many thanks for your generous donations in the past and thankyou in advance for your donations in the future.

Ecuador
Ecuador
Nicaragua
Nicaragua
Guatemala
Guatemala
Peru
Peru

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