As we swiftly move into February all our projects are now back up and running after the holidays and we can eagerly look ahead to providing yet more education, employment and daily food and fruit to almost 1000 children across Latin America.
In Nicaragua 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 Nicaragua. Thanks to your donations we have been able to continue with our four local teachers, providing incredible education to all the children in the school. Food and fruit programs continue. The schools have closed for the holidays though will re-open in the new year with reinforcement classes, as well as food and fruit. Highlights of the year must be the graduation of all our kids in kinder school, ready for 2014 with relish in Primary school!
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.
Two little words that can never be said enough!
Hope you are well. As the year draws to an end we wanted to send you a quick update of our main successes from the past ten months, to take a moment to reflect upon exactly what your support has achieved.
This year, across all of our projects, we accepted more students into the schools and are currently supporting over 1,000 children, handing out over 250,000 pieces of fruit, 35,000 pieces of bread and over 100,000 hot meals to keep them warm, full up and nourished!
We have kept over 50 locals in work with 30 of them teaching the children over 28,000 teaching hours in classrooms that have been built and refurbished. On top of that, 30 of our old students have graduated and are now new teachers, ready to educate the world!
Our vital sustainable plans are going really well; Plan Café in Honduras will have its first crop later this year, Plan Moo continues to support secondary school students in Ecuador and new plans, Plan Arveja in Santa Maria and Plan Papa in Ecuador, have started this year!
We have also had some wonderful volunteers building stoves, teaching, painting and helping out throughout the year. And of course YOU, supporting every one of these children get the start in life they deserve. Thank you.
Not bad huh? We will be in touch next week with some exciting Christmas news, but for now pat yourselves on the back and congratulate yourselves for the support you have given us over the last ten months and remember how important your continuing support is for these wonderful children.
This month we achieved something huge in Nicaragua!
When we started our projects in Nicaragua we started them in two brand new villages that were completely unrecognised by the Government. The communities were living in tents made out of a plastic sheeting and a tree branch holding it up and being unrecognised, did not have any facilities, health support or, of course, education.
Whilst the communties fought to be recognised by the Government and get help we sought donations from generous donors like yourself and set up two schools, first in La Thompson and then in Alexis Arguello. The schools supported the children of the communities and the children thrived in the schools. Over time, the Governent started to recognised the communties and put in previsions for support.
As you know, our ultimate aim for the projects is sustainability and earlier this year we approached the Ministry of Education in Nicaragua to see if they would like to take our school, make it a national school and continue providing the education in the village. They agreed and in August they have taken over the costs of Alexis Arguello, making it sustainable and helping us reach our goal!
So, as our supporters, you have seen a community go from no education, to having a full, narional school, providing top notch official education. We started with nothing but with your support we have, built classrooms, a kitchen, provided teachers and educated a community. Now, the Government will continue that, using our teachers and keeping our students learning! What a success!
We are continuing with our school in La Thompson and of course need continued donations to help that school become sustainable too. Thank you so much for helping us achieve this.
We sent you an update on Saturday giving you an update on how the projects are progressing and how well the students are doing!
As I mentioned on Saturday, the students would not be making such progress in school if it wasn’t for your support and dedication to helping fund the projects.
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Thank you so much for your continued support.
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