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.
Jun 12, 2013

Update on our teachers!

Teaching in class
Teaching in class

Hi there,

We sent you an update on Saturday giving you an update on how the projects are progressing and how well the students are doing! 

As I mentioned on Saturday, the students would not be making such progress in school if it wasn’t for your support and dedication to helping fund the projects.

Just in this moment, GlobalGiving started their June Bonus Day and are offering us 50% on all donations that are made today, whilst match funding lasts. If you were planning on making a further donation to the projects, this is the moment to do so!!

All we ask is that you click on the link below and make a donation and GlobalGiving will automatically add on the extra 50%!!

Thank you so much for your continued support.

Sarah

Elvia teaching
Elvia teaching

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Jun 8, 2013

Nutrition in Ecuador

Planting the potatoes
Planting the potatoes

Hi there!

This month in Ecuador we focused on nutrition for the children and their families.

Plan Papas is our new pilot project with a goal is harvest enough potatoes to create a revenue stream to pay for the nutrition programme at Muenala. The community is busy preparing their land ready for seeding over the next two weeks.

Plan Iron Woman has been a success so far with the vegetables being enjoyed at school by the children and at home by the mums. We are even providing some starter recipes to encourage different uses of spinach, onions and peas! The mums are also pooling their earned funds from some of the vegetable to buy the more seeds for the garden.

Finally, in Muenala we have planted our vegetable patch this week using homegrown compost to give the veggies the best chance at survival! This will complement the healthy spinach, chard and peas coming from Plan Iron Woman and of course our school nutrition program. And are making small but substantial steps forward for Phoenix. Nutritional plans are absolutely vital for the development of the children and their families and their ability to absorb an education in the classroom.Thanks to you and your continued support through donations we can keep improving the livelihoods of these communities!

Next Wednesday, June 12, from 9am GlobalGiving is matching all donations to us at 50%. This means a donation of $10 would become $15 thanks to GlobalGiving. This is a fabulous opportunity for you to make your donation even BIGGER and have a BIGGER impact. I’ll send you a reminder just as the match funding starts but please, do consider making a donation that will give more than you expected!

Thank you.

Results from the potato farming
Results from the potato farming

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Jun 8, 2013

Making education more interesting!

The band in action!
The band in action!

Hi there!

This month in Nicaragua we focused on developing our classes and making them more interesting.

Firstly, the La Thompson school band was formed! Using old tins and paint-pots we are introducing music, slowly but surely. The aim in the coming months is to build up a variety of musical instruments for the kids so that they can incorporate it into their learning.

We also welcomed a new teacher to our staff on the ground in La Thompson. Fabiola Cornejo studies International Relations at University and helps out with the younger classes voluntarily because she wants to help the children and do her part, as a Nicaraguan.

Finally, instead of just talking about the dangers of rain damage the children took a school trip to see landslides and flooding and their effects on the land. They were taught ways to prevent damage and prepare for rainy season as well as what to do in an emergency.

Good education is absolutely vital for the development of the children and their families. Thanks to you and your continued support through donations we can keep improving the livelihoods of these communities!

Next Wednesday, June 12, from 9am GlobalGiving is matching all donations to us at 50%. This means a donation of $10 would become $15 thanks to GlobalGiving. This is a fabulous opportunity for you to make your donation even BIGGER and have a BIGGER impact. I’ll send you a reminder just as the match funding starts but please, do consider making a donation that will give more than you expected!

Thank you.

Our new student teacher with the children
Our new student teacher with the children
School trip!
School trip!

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