After a very successful holiday program term has finally got underway last week in Perú. We are planning on employing two ex-students to help out in the school, along with our Phoenix teacher. Before term started we have been able to totally restock the school with essential materials and also textbooks which will come in very handy due to lack of teachers. There is so much to look forward to in 2015 in Perú and with the term just starting we will bring you all the latest over the comig months.
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!
This holiday season we would like to try and raise funds for our sustainable plan initiatives which help the families and the projects by generating income – please see the link at the bottom of the page to find out more on our sustainable plans. By donating now we can start plans to sustain the children’s education, daily food and fruit, local teachers, school materials and much more, well into the future. Please help us avoid empty fruits baskets, broken pencils and deserted classrooms by donating and sharing this month, as you have donated before, and help us sustain their future for years to come.
This year we would like your one-off generous Appeal donation to work now and sustainably in the future, providing daily food and fruit, local teachers’ salaries and materials for the children as well as extra local family income for years to come, hence we will be investing in sustainable income plans with this year’s Appeal!. To put it simply, every dollar you give to this year’s appeal will keep working now and for years to come, with the immediate income derived from the sustainable plans being shared between the families and the projects. You can get together with friends, family or work colleagues and basically build your own sustainable plan knowing that over the coming years it will be providing for the projects! Thank you and together we can go a long way to making the projects sustainable with this Appeal by donating here – cheers
School continues at pace and we will soon be introducing after school reinforcement classes as well as sustainable plan workshops which will enable the older children and their families to learn new trades which they can then take on and create their own businesses.
At the same time, we are planning to employ ex-students to come back in the afternoons to help out the children with their homework in exchange for us helping to cover some of their University costs.
To celebrate Day of the Child/Student we took the kids to a local pool where they had a great time, splashing around acompanied by some food. Bearing in mind they live in the desert and rarely get to go to these pools, it was a fantastic day out for them.
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.
A brilliant past three months in Maldonado, celebrating Mother's Day, the Anniversary and starting work on sustainable plans to ensure the future of the school. Ediluz, our local teacher tells me the children are learning fast and improving their basic reading and writing and mathematics.
In the past month the children have been working on sustainable vegetable gardens to provide produce for the daily food plans, which enables us to invest more money into more sustainable plans which in the future will hopefully cover the costs of the school itself.
The community feel in Maldonado is buzzing at the moment, with so much happening and the future is looking brighter than last year, thanks to you and your support: together we can do great things for the population of Sachaca!
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