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 6, 2015

2015 gets off to a great start in Honduras

School restarts
School restarts

Our schools in San Rafael are back up and running for 2015 with new faces and new teachers! We now employ six teachers in our secondary school and college from which the students will graduate in Rural Social Sustainable Enterprise. We have also taken on six teachers' assistants to help out in the primary school. They are all students from our college and in return for their work, we pay them a monthly stipend and will help cover their future University costs. Sustainable income plans are coming along well, with the introduction of Plan Tilapia (fish-farming). Plan Café produced a great crop late in 2014 helping to cover some of our college costs. We have also restarted our daily food program which along with daily fruit aims to give the children at least one decent meal a day.

Thank you to all our donors who continually help to make this happen and who will make this happen in the future. Remember that on 6th June we are undertaking The Phoenix Seven Continent Charity Challenge, where you can undertake any fundraising event at home, knowing that fundraisers are being held on the same day around the world. Please do get involved and use this page as your fundraising page - every cent counts!. For more information click here

Thank you and have a great March! 

Daily food and fruit
Daily food and fruit
First steps
First steps
Local Phoenix teachers preparing
Local Phoenix teachers preparing

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Mar 6, 2015

2015 gets off to a great start in Latin America

Local teachers in Guatemala
Local teachers in Guatemala

2015 has got off to a great start and it is mainly thanks to our forty local teachers accross the Phoenix Projects, the majority of whom were once our students so fully comprehend what it is like to come to school on an empty stomach and know what needs to be done in the classroom. Also, explaining difficult educational problems in their mother-tongue makes the job a lot easier! Also, the majority of our teachers are female which make for great role models in the community and demonstrates that with hard work and dedication, anything is possible. Guatemala leads the way with twenty local teachers, followed by Honduras with twelve. Nicaragua, Ecuador and Perú make up the rest although plans are in the pipeline to add more teachers as the year goes on and we see where needs arise.  

Thank you to all our donors who continually help to make this happen and who will make this happen in the future. Remember that on 6th June we are undertaking The Phoenix Seven Continent Charity Challenge, where you can undertake any fundraising event at home, knowing that fundraisers are being held on the same day around the world. Please do get involved and use this page as your fundraising page - every cent counts!. For more information click here

Thank you and have a great March! 

Local Phoenix teachers preparing in Honduras
Local Phoenix teachers preparing in Honduras
Local teacher Karla painting in Nicaragua
Local teacher Karla painting in Nicaragua
Local teachers in Ecuador
Local teachers in Ecuador
Local teacher Ediluz in Peru
Local teacher Ediluz in Peru

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Mar 6, 2015

2015 gets off to a great start in Guatemala

Local teachers in Itzapa
Local teachers in Itzapa

Both our schools in Guatemala have started the year really well. We now employ twenty local teachers, most of whom were our ex-students we have helped through teaching college - full circle! As ever the daily fruit and breakfasts are provided. New toilets have been built in Itzapa and we plan to start on a new covered area in Santa Maria. The paperwork is underway to formally legalize Santa María as an official school, like Itzapa four years ago. Hundreds of families benefit from our schools and with the sustainable income plans we are putting in this year we hope to secure family income to allow the children to continue on to secondary school, college and university. So much to get excited about in the coming months and we will keep you up to date with all the goings-on!

Thank you to all our donors who continually help to make this happen and who will make this happen in the future. Remember that on 6th June we are undertaking The Phoenix Seven Continent Charity Challenge, where you can undertake any fundraising event at home, knowing that fundraisers are being held on the same day around the world. Please do get involved and use this page as your fundraising page - every cent counts!. For more information click here

Thank you and have a great March!

Daily Fruit
Daily Fruit
Plan Corte
Plan Corte
Start of term
Start of term
New faces
New faces

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