We have launched our Gift For Good, where for a donation of just $35 you will receive a hand-made fabric purse and also feed one child for the rest of the school year, definitely the perfect Gift For Good! Please follow this link or the link at the bottom of this report to make a difference.
It has been a very productive first month of the school year in Maldonado with our paid-teacher Ediluz working well with three grades, without her the school would be a very difficult place to learn! We aim to start sustainable-income Plan Cuy (guinea pigs) in the houses of our children in the school, to benefit both them and our running costs in Maldonado. The sales of the guinea pigs, which reproduce very quickly, will not only provide a very useful income for the families though will also cover costs in the school, moving further towards sustainability.
Many things to look forward to in the next few months, including the anniversary and Mother´s Day. Please help us feed the kids fof the rest of the school year by donating towards our Gift For Good appeal. cheers
During January and February we will be running reinforcement classes for the children during the holidays, with term due to start in March. This has given us the chance to prepare the children who had fallen behind in 2013.
In Perú we plan to increase the number of local teachers we employ and supplement the food program, as well as providing better and more educational materials that will improve further the level of education we can provide.
It is thanks and testimony of your support during these past years, and years to come, that we can continue the projects, getting better each year and providing an education for these communities that had little chance or opportunity.
In 2014, we will be holding three charity challenges in Guatemala as well, so if you fancy heading down, seeing the projects and raising funds by challenging yourself, please see our website on http://www.thephoenixprojects.org/donate-now/challenges/
Thank you for your continued support during 2014!
As 2013 comes to a close we can reflect to a terrific year in our projects in Perú. Thanks to your donations through the year we have kept our locally paid teacher in place, teaching three grades of children. The school term is coming to an end this month until February 2014 though we will continue with holiday classes, providing food and fruit and education to prepare the children for the scholastic year ahead! We will finish the year with a great Christmas Party and maybe Santa will make an appearance!
On a serious note, during this festive season we have to look ahead to 2014 and beyond; get donations in the bank to ensure our programs progress and improve over the coming months; ensure our children have daily food and fruit; ensure we can pay our local teachers who do such a terrific job; make sure that the children have materials to study hard!
May I take this opportunity to thank you for previous donations and thank you in advance for donations to come. As we all share gifts this season, please share our message with friends and family and let’s all ensure a prosperous 2014 in The Phoenix Projects and their communities.
Our project in has had some interesting activity over the last few weeks!
Firstly, thanks to your continued support of the school, the children have studied for and taken some mid-year exams and the results have shown good promise. They showed particular strength in Maths and Lanaguages, maybe we have the next Issac Newton in our school!!
After such good results the students deserved a celebration and so we were able to use some of the wonderful donations we have recieved to celebrate Fiestas de la Patria and Day of Acheivement. For Fiestas de la Patria, the children prepared and carried out processions all around the community! For Day of the Achievement, the children got to show off all their hard work and achievements so far in this year. This is an incredibly important way to build their confidence by showing them how much they have achieved so far, it was a very proud day for everyone, seeing all the work the children have put in to studying.
Finally, some locals whom had had a few too many broke into our kitchen in the school to get a few hours of kip. Unfortunately, they caused a fire and burnt down the school kitchen, taking away the food programme from the children. Luckily, thanks to donations, we have been able to rebuild a simple structure and bought a new gas tank and the food programmes was restarted with little effect on the children.
As you can see, with your kindness, these children are studying hard and progressing really fast so thank you very much!
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