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.
Oct 9, 2014

1 million fruits and counting

Daily fruit in Guatemala
Daily fruit in Guatemala

Since we started in 2002 the children have eaten well over 1 million fruits thanks exclusively to generous donations, both regular or one-offs. This has made an incredible and visible difference in the health of the children, not just with their vitamin intake, though also water aswell. By implementing sustainable income plans as well in the future, this will add to the diet of the children, including more vegetables and meat.

In Santa María we started breakfasts for the children as many were arriving without having eaten since the previous day. We will be implementing this in Itzapa and hopefully in our other projects, depending on funds!

Over the coming months we will also be investing in our income generating sustainable plans which should provide income for the schools as well as the local families. These include buying cows, chickens, weaving looms and micro-investment into local start-up businesses. By investing now we create employment for the future: education now, employment and income in the future. For more information on our sustainable plans, please follow this link and get involved!

Finally, let’s not forget what The Phoenix Projects are all for in Latin America: 40 local teachers, the majority of whom were previous students, teaching almost 1000 children daily whilst receiving food across five countries benefiting seven communities (fifteen if you include the communities our students come from in Honduras for our colegio)...all for under $200,000 a year - every penny and cent counts - thank you to everyone who makes this possible year after year.

Breakfast
Breakfast
Fruit
Fruit

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Oct 9, 2014

Taking on secondary students as primary teachers

Interviews for the teaching posts
Interviews for the teaching posts

In Honduras we have taken on four of our “colegio” students to help out across the 6 grades in primary school. As well as paying them a monthly stipend we will also be covering their University costs so that they become qualified teachers in the future.In 2015 we aim to increase this number to 6.

Independence Day was celebrated in style, with dancing, games, theatre and some good food, as well as marching through the communities. We also celebrated Day of the Child with similar aplomb!

Over the coming months we will also be investing in our income generating sustainable plans which should provide income for the schools as well as the local families. These include buying cows, chickens, weaving looms and micro-investment into local start-up businesses. By investing now we create employment for the future: education now, employment and income in the future. For more information on our sustainable plans, please follow this link and get involved!

Finally, let’s not forget what The Phoenix Projects are all for in Latin America: 40 local teachers, the majority of whom were previous students, teaching almost 1000 children daily whilst receiving food across five countries benefiting seven communities (fifteen if you include the communities our students come from in Honduras for our colegio)...all for under $200,000 a year - every penny and cent counts - thank you to everyone who makes this possible year after year.

Secondary school students teaching primary school
Secondary school students teaching primary school
Marching for Independence Day
Marching for Independence Day
Traditional dances
Traditional dances
Day of the Child
Day of the Child
Day of the Child
Day of the Child

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Oct 9, 2014

Ten year anniversary of Phoenix in Ecuador

Plan Moo - investing in Ecuadorean education
Plan Moo - investing in Ecuadorean education

A very sad way to celebrate our ten year anniversary working in Ecuador as Huayrapungo, Muenala and Larcacunga cease to function as schools with the government bidding to centralise education and populations. Our work in the communities continues however with transporting all the children daily to the centralised school and back, daily fruit, materials and more sustainable income plans in the communities to generate employment and ensure further education in the future. We also plan to keep on two of our local teachers to give reinforcement classes in the afternoons back in the communities. Happy Anniversary Ecuador!

Over the coming months we will also be investing in our income generating sustainable plans which should provide income for the schools as well as the local families. These include buying cows, chickens, weaving looms and micro-investment into local start-up businesses. By investing now we create employment for the future: education now, employment and income in the future. For more information on our sustainable plans, please follow this link and get involved!

Finally, let’s not forget what The Phoenix Projects are all for in Latin America: 40 local teachers, the majority of whom were previous students, teaching almost 1000 children daily whilst receiving food across five countries benefiting seven communities (fifteen if you include the communities our students come from in Honduras for our colegio)...all for under $200,000 a year - every penny and cent counts - thank you to everyone who makes this possible year after year.

Everyone can play their part
Everyone can play their part
Buying cows in the market for Plan Moo
Buying cows in the market for Plan Moo
Education will continue in Huayrapungo
Education will continue in Huayrapungo
Daily transport by pickup truck to school
Daily transport by pickup truck to school

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