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.
Jan 9, 2013

Looking ahead to an amazing year for Phoenix

Studying
Studying

Well, 2013 crept up on us quickly! And what a year it is looking like for The Phoenix Projects in Guatemala. In just a few days, 14th January, our school in Itzapa opens its doors for its second year of being a legal, fully-ledged school, where we employ ten local teachers, most of whom have been educated by Phoenix these past years. It is incredible that the circle is closing, from abject poverty to working teacher. It proves that it can be done.

Even more exciting is the prospect of Itzapa opening its doors in 2014 to secondary students and our school in Santa María beomcing a legal primary school. The paperwork is all in, the i´s need to be dotted, the t´s crossed! And if this weren't enough, the Christmas Appeal in 2012 has guaranteed daily fruit for the first four months of the year!

And just to add icing to the cake, our sustainable income-generating plans are seeing the first fruits, with our Green Bean crop due to be harvested during January, the profits of which will go towards some project costs - one more step to self-sustainability.

The Massie Family is truly behind The Phoenix Projects and their continued success and work in Guatemala. We welcome all our friends and family to join us in Flying The Phoenix.

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Dec 24, 2012

2013 aims to bring more elderly into the plan

2012 was a difficult year for the old people's plan although we did manage to provide many elderly people with food parcels and medicinal plants. In 2013, funds-permitting, we plan to return to our regular food-drops and increase the number of elderly relatives of our children who will benefit from this program. As our numbers swell in our schools, so to the numbers of elderly relatives and it is vital that, in these times of food insecurity and crop failure, that basic foodstuffs are available for the whole family, not just the adults, though the children and the grandchildren aswell.

Every three to four months, we plan to invest $2000 in the food parcels, which include rice, beans, sugar, oil, medicinal plants, soups, pastas, salt and other staple requirements. With each elderly adult receiving this parcel, it should be sufficient to see them through until the next installment. With the elderly receiving their food, there is more of the little there is in the household to go to the children, thus filling two sets of stomachs each day.

Happy Holidays to all our donors, past, present and future and thankyou in advance, especially in this time of our Christmas Appeal, which is raising funds for food for the kids in 2013

cheers

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Dec 24, 2012

2013 brings three-pronged education

Nicaragua
Nicaragua

2012 has been an excellent year in Nicaragua, 2013 is going to be even better, thanks to all our donors past, present and future! This year, looking at the final grades, all the children successfully moved on to the next grade (bar a couple), with maths being strong. Our secondary school children, who we give scholarships to, equally did very well.

In 2013, with our donor-funded six paid local teachers, we will be concentrating on the three vital groups of education: pre-school, where will be investing in new didatic materials to stimulate learning; primary school and secondary school reinforcement, where we will be investing in a library and stocking it with many resource books for their learning, whilst also having our local teachers help them reinforce their education.

Very exciting times and thanks to our current Christmas Appeal, we hopefully will be able to feed all our children aswell. Thanks to past, present and future donors, Happy Holidays to you all and together we can bring first-class education to our communities in Nicaragua

cheers

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