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 23, 2012

Evening English Classes in Nicaragua

English Classes in Nicaragua
English Classes in Nicaragua

The New Year is off to a busy start on our project in Nicaragua. In addition to our regular activities in the two schools in two communities which have been established by this project our evening English classes have been very well received. Our Nicaragua base manager shares this report from the field:

‘As we start the New Year in Nicaragua, Esteli we have had a fantastic response to our evening English classes. These classes are given twice a week, open from ages 9 to 90 (though we have yet to have any abuelas) and free to both communities. We have been so impressed with the kids and adults enthusiasm to learn English and classes have been enjoyed by teachers and students alike. Phoenix Nicaragua is proud to give these lessons in the communities and love having over 100 English students every Tuesday & Thursday.’

Thank you to everyone who has supported this project.

Jan 4, 2012

Anniversary celebrations in Peru

Celebrations in Peru
Celebrations in Peru

At the end of 2011 we celebrated the anniversaries of our schools in the Phoenix project in Peru in both communities Maldonado and Triunfo. We have been working in the schools since 2006.  It's such a treat to be able to see the parents, teachers, volunteers, and kids all come together in celebration of the great work these schools are doing.

Maldonado was practically bouncing on its foundations from all of the dancing the kids were doing...not to mention the free for all scramble when candy came showering down on them from teachers and volunteers alike!  Triunfo was covered wall to wall in streamers, balloons, and glittery posters!  The kids from Triunfo put on a choreographed traditional dance that was the absolute highlight of the party.

Congratulations to everyone at both schools and everyone who has supported us along the way to make this possible.

Dec 27, 2011

Pre-school graduation and Christmas fun

Pre-school Graduation
Pre-school Graduation

An historic week here on the Phoenix Nicaragua Project, as La Thompson celebrated it's 3rd Pre-school graduation and Chriza had it's 1st! That's 30 kids in total, a huge achievement and a great acknowledgment of all the hard work that the volunteers and local staff have been putting in over the years.

The children came spick and span in their best clothes and the parents spoke of the pride they had on this special day. With their diplomas in hand, a whole new group of kids are ready to join our first grade next year, and here in Nicaragua, we just can't wait!

As the school year comes to an end there was time for one last fiesta to see out the year and to celebrate Christmas. Local staff and volunteers put in lots of hard work to make sure it really was a special day for the kids, for example over 200 presents were wrapped, labelled and decorated. There was an art competition to judge, piñatas, a special meal, party games and of course a certain Mr Santa Clause joined in the fun to make sure there was some priceless looks on some of the kids faces.

This was also a great opportunity with all the students together to continue with "Plan Cepillo", every student receiving their own toothbrush and toothpaste, all part of our aim to improve dental hygiene in the community.

Great fun was had by all (especially the volunteers), and it was a really fitting way to see out, what has been a really successful year for Phoenix Nicaragua. Merry X-mas and many thanks for your support.

Christmas fun in Nicaragua
Christmas fun in Nicaragua
Christmas fun in Nicaragua
Christmas fun in Nicaragua
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