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.
Mar 8, 2012

First food dispersement in March

Food installments for the elderly
Food installments for the elderly

As March draws to an end, we will be dispersing our first food packages to the elder relatives of our children in school. This scheme, started many years ago, has seen so many benefits, not least seeing more food in the family home, though the children's attendance in school (good attendance is rewarded by the food package for their grandparents) has improved. This installment will be especially important, as food is extremely scarce after 3 years of consistently failing crops.

cheers

Mar 8, 2012

Secondary school starts up again

Local secondary teachers
Local secondary teachers

The fifth year of our secondary school started up recently, a tremendous achievement for these tiny communities on the outskirts of Copán. When you think that these teenagers from four different communities would have no chance of further education, seeing over 100 of them involved is incredible. Funds raised pay for the teachers wages, so it isn't just education, though employment creation.

cheers

Feb 2, 2012

Marmite test in Ecuador!

Marmite test
Marmite test

This week a lighthearted update from Ecuador, project manager Zoe shares some news from the field covering the three communities we work in:

‘At Larcacunga, 1st grade were learning different types of tastes and the senses – so, of course, we tried the “Marmite, te gusta o no te gusta” test! They pretty much universally hated it, but we may still send the results into Marmite anyway – here's a picture of little Estrella “enjoying” her first taste!

At Muenala, music lessons included an introduction to music theory and scales, and some fun with “push/pull forces” in second grade

And at Huayrapungo, the 5th grade had their first lessons in tectonic plates. A world map jigsaw was made out of polystyrene, which the children then had to piece together again. They also had to depict how plates were pushed together to form mountains, and how the continents were formed, using plasticine.

On top of this, the team were preparing themselves for the 2nd Ecuador Challenge started this weekend – mentally and physically, as they prepare to climb 4 volcanoes to raise funds for the project, including Cotopaxi, higher than Kilimanjaro and -22c on the summit! Good luck guys!’

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