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As I mentioned in my last report, schools are open, offering excellent education from our 11 teachers and food and fruit thanks to our generous donors. These weeks become more nerve-wracking for our children as we get closer to their first round of exams. Classes are focusing on revision and exam preparation for all the children but there is always time for fun!
This year, we want to keep our doors open, build more classrooms, a football field for the children to play in Itzapa and continue our food and fruit plan. All of this can be done thanks to our generous donations so please, consider a donation today and let us benefit from a further 30% on top of your donation COMPLETELY FREE!
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This Wednesday, get ready for an exciting way to make your donation BIG. Keep an eye on your emails on Wednesday morning for an announcement on how to make your donation grow!
Last month was Carnival here in Guatemala and celebrated in traditional style in Itzapa, confetti thrown absolutely everywhere! At 8am the battle started and lasted for four hours followed by snacks including hot dogs for everyone! Of course, after the festivities only lasted a day as focus returned to study and food and fruit continues to be provided on a daily basis.
In Santa Maria doors re-opened on 4 February to 140 children and their three teachers working hard reinforcing the curriculum, 40 children are brand new, enjoying learning what school life is like!
Look out for our next report on Wednesday morning, with our exciting announcement and plans for 2013 in Guatemala!
Thank you for your continued support.
The new school has started in both our schools in Guatemala, with 15 local teachers now being employed thanks to donations, giving education to over 500 children in both primary and secondary school.
This February, The Phoenix Projects and our charity Fly The Phoenix are launching Corporate February, where we are aiming to create partnerships with the Corporate Social Responsibility programs of large and small businesses, so we can work together for the future of all our projects in Latin America.
Business can play a huge role in educating children and supporting communities and we would love to expand our portfolio of like-minded companies working with us to achieve our longterm goals of sustainable education in marginalised communities in Latin America.
If you, family and friends are part of any business who would like to get involved, please do donate, and share the link of our program for Guatemala. Even a phonecall to your manager or Head Office can make all the difference!
2013 is upon us, quicker I think than we all imagined, although not quick enough for the kids, eager for the new term to start on Monday. Itzapa moves into its second year as a legalised official school and Santa María paperwork is in for 2014, as well as secondary school in Itzapa. Our exam results from 2012 were incredible, with many children earning in the high nineties across the board of language, math, sciences and sport.
This year, your very kind donations will be going towards the salaries of our 12 local teachers. They will also go towards all the necessary utensils, materials and running costs of our schools, including fresh water to drink. We will also be investing in Plan Arveja China (green beans) and Plan Moo (milking cows), which moves towards our sustainability model, by investing in income-generating sustainable plans, including agriculture and livestock, which in the future, will bring in income for the schools.
Finally, we will also be running various charity challenges in Guatemala, so if you want to come down, see where your money is going, lend a hand and get involved in a charity challenge, please do email us on email@example.com and have a look at the website on www.thephoenixprojects.org
Many thanks for making 2013 a special year, in the past, present and indeed future!
We would like to inform you about an exciting new development with this project in Guatemala. Over the past ten years, we have been promoting the basic human rights of full education, food and employment in communities in Guatemala by supporting schools with one teacher in each and investing in secondary education. This project, in conjunction with others in Latin America, was known as the GVI Phoenix projects.
Funds have been raised through the GVI Charitable Trust to cover project costs, which includes daily food and fruit, local salaries, educational utensils and construction work. Global Vision International (GVI) volunteers were also used to help with teaching in these schools.
From 2013, these Phoenix Projects will be running independently as a new charity, Fly The Phoenix. If you wish to make future donations, please do continue to do so through this GlobalGiving page and have a look at the Fly the Phoenix website - http://www.thephoenixprojects.org/. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported the communities in Guatemala through the GVI Charitable Trust, we really cannot thank you enough for your generosity. We wish Fly the Phoenix all the best in the future.
The Phoenix Projects believe that full education, food and employment are basic human rights, and have spent the past ten years promoting these rights in communities in Guatemala by building their own schools and hiring local teachers whilst also investing in secondary education.
During this time, Global Vision International (GVI) volunteers were used to help with the teaching aspect for The Phoenix Projects, who themselves raised funds through the GVI Charitable Trust to cover project costs, which includes daily food and fruit, local salaries, educational utensils and construction work.
From 2013, since The Phoenix Projects have set up their own charity, Fly The Phoenix, donations will be channelled to this charity and not the GVI Charitable Trust. We would like to take this opportunity to thank GVI and the GVI Charitable Trust.
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