February 2nd 2013 is upon us, quicker I think than we all imagined - the day the kids return to school for primary, secondary and college education with us on The Phoenix Projects. They have spent the past few weeks helping their families cutting coffee so they are eager for the new term to start.
This year, your very kind donations will be going towards the salaries of our local six teachers who give classes to secondary and college level children, something they simply would not have had in these rural communities in which we work. We enter out fifth year of this education and already, the fruits or our labour are impressive, with the children/teenagers bettering themselves each day, improving their chances in the limited Honduran job market.
We will also be investing more in Plan Café, which moves towards our sustainability model, by investing in income-generating sustainable plans and in the future, will bring in income for the schools to help pay the monthly costs.
Finally, we will also be running various charity challenges in Guatemala for the Honduras projects, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Honduras. Over the past eight years, we have been promoting the basic human rights of full education, food and employment in communities in Honduras by building classrooms and supporting schools with one teacher in each and investing in secondary education by paying for local teacher. 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 Honduras 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 eight years promoting these rights in communities in Honduras by building classrooms and supporting schools with one teacher in each and investing in secondary education, buy paying for local teachers.
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.
As 2012 draws to a close, over 100 children will be glad that the year is over, the finals exams finished, the hard study completed and will be able to look forward to 2013, when another year of secondary education awaits them; something they would never have had the opportunity to complete without the generous and kind donations for our secondary school.
We fund 4 secondary school teachers, who themsleves impart all the classes to these amazing teenagers, whose ages range between 12 and 20, eager to get the chance to better their chances of employment with further education. It is our wish, funding permitting, to add a further three grades of college education, on top of the secondary education we already give and thanks to you, generous donors and our Christmas Appeal, hopefully this will become reality in 2013.
Happy Holidays to you all, thanks for your ever-present support and let's make 2013 a year to remember in Honduras. Cheers!
We are coming to the end of the academic year in Honduras and our 1st grade students have come on leaps and bounds throughout the year which is fantastic news.
Our secondary school is coming to the end of its fourth year and we are hoping to open a college in the same community in 2013. Children in remote rural areas in Honduras have little or no chance to attend further education institutions, which are only available in urban areas. By opening a college, this will mean that those teenagers finishing at our secondary school can choose to further their education, something they all want to do.
These plans are dependent on the support and funds provided by our donors and so thank you for continuing to support our project in Honduras, near Copan. Over the coming years, this program will provide accessible secondary education to hundreds of indigenous children in the area.
The secondary school in Honduras continues to be a huge success and when we have more funds, we can potentially employ more teachers for further education, which will of course make a huge difference to the lives of all of the children in the community in Honduras. At the moment, three teachers are employed, however if we could afford more this would provide huge benefits to all of the children, giving them more one to one attention and thus improving their grades and general behaviour, making everyone’s lives a lot easier.
Sadly we couldn't afford the fourth teacher that we had hoped to re-employ in the future, but as soon as more donations flow in this is at the top of our priority list. Children from three communities benefit from this secondary school program and it is essential that the work continues to provide countless benefits to the children of the community.
Thank you very much
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