Education & food for 200 children in Nicaragua

 
$21,210
$10,540
Raised
Remaining
Dec 15, 2014

Sustainability for 2015 and onwards

No more empty fruit baskets
No more empty fruit baskets

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.

Happy Holidays

cheers

Help us avoid empty classrooms
Help us avoid empty classrooms
Scraps of paper and broken pencils are not enough
Scraps of paper and broken pencils are not enough
The children deserve a better future
The children deserve a better future

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Oct 29, 2014

Introducing The 2014 Appeal - sustainability

Plan Moo
Plan Moo

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

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Oct 9, 2014

Independence Day in Nicaragua

Our kids in the Esteli parade
Our kids in the Esteli parade

September is the month of Independence Day in Nicaragua and our kids joined in the parade in Estelí as well as activities in the school. Apart from the national festivities classes with the pre-school continue as we approach the end of the academic year in November.

We are in the pre-planning stage to invest in a start-up internet café, which will not only provide extra income for the school though also help students in the community to continue their schoolwork nearer home, rather than having to travel to Estelí each time they need to do computer-related homework.

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.

Kids in the school
Kids in the school
Theatre
Theatre

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Jul 15, 2014

Ensuring pre-school in Nicaragua

Creativity on the floor
Creativity on the floor

During the past three months and for the rest of the year we will be concentrating on maximising our education with our pre-school, providing the materials necesary for our teachers to teach and impart knowledge to the best of their abilities. Pre-school is so important and lessons learned now puts the children in good stead in their forthcoming years of education.

We celebrated Day of the Child recently, with piñatas, food and dances which were enjoyed by the children and their parents alike. To move towards more sustainability of the projects we will be investing in plans to create income not just for the school though also members of the community to improve their standard of living aswell as sustainable income for the school.

Many thanks for your excellent support and please do keep it coming, together we can improve the future for Nicaragua and its children!

Manual learning
Manual learning
Day of the Child
Day of the Child
Apr 23, 2014

Gift For Good - feed a child for the rest of 2014

Traditional dress at the Anniversary
Traditional dress at the Anniversary

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 brilliant few months in Nicaragua, celebrating our 6th Anniversary in La Thompson in April, with typical dress, a dance-off, a historical tour or our project and dancing into the night to include the whole community. Relaxation techniques have been bought into the curriculm, with some fantastic results.

The educational work with all the children has been impressive with advances made in math and language. We have taken in children with special needs aswell and they have adapted well into the school environment. Here's looking forward to the next few months. Stay tuned and please help us feed these children for the rest of the school year by donating to our Gift For Good. cheers

A historical tour of the school
A historical tour of the school
Our special needs kids adapting to school life
Our special needs kids adapting to school life
Daily hot food for the children
Daily hot food for the children
Relaxation techniques for the kids
Relaxation techniques for the kids
Hand-made purse - Gift For Good
Hand-made purse - Gift For Good

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Dom Williams

Antigua, Sacatepequez Guatemala

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