Fly The Phoenix

Fly the Phoenix believes that education, as well as daily food, are basic human rights. In order to combat the imbalances of these rights, we are creating sustainable, 25-year cycle, educational community programs. These are funded by our local income-initiatives, challenges and international donations through our registered charity, Fly The Phoenix.
Jun 8, 2013

Nutrition in Ecuador

Planting the potatoes
Planting the potatoes

Hi there!

This month in Ecuador we focused on nutrition for the children and their families.

Plan Papas is our new pilot project with a goal is harvest enough potatoes to create a revenue stream to pay for the nutrition programme at Muenala. The community is busy preparing their land ready for seeding over the next two weeks.

Plan Iron Woman has been a success so far with the vegetables being enjoyed at school by the children and at home by the mums. We are even providing some starter recipes to encourage different uses of spinach, onions and peas! The mums are also pooling their earned funds from some of the vegetable to buy the more seeds for the garden.

Finally, in Muenala we have planted our vegetable patch this week using homegrown compost to give the veggies the best chance at survival! This will complement the healthy spinach, chard and peas coming from Plan Iron Woman and of course our school nutrition program. And are making small but substantial steps forward for Phoenix. Nutritional plans are absolutely vital for the development of the children and their families and their ability to absorb an education in the classroom.Thanks to you and your continued support through donations we can keep improving the livelihoods of these communities!

Next Wednesday, June 12, from 9am GlobalGiving is matching all donations to us at 50%. This means a donation of $10 would become $15 thanks to GlobalGiving. This is a fabulous opportunity for you to make your donation even BIGGER and have a BIGGER impact. I’ll send you a reminder just as the match funding starts but please, do consider making a donation that will give more than you expected!

Thank you.

Results from the potato farming
Results from the potato farming

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Jun 8, 2013

Education and Celebrations!

Mother
Mother's Day!

Hi there,

This month in Honduras we focused on education and celebration!

Each year, we meet our new first graders in San Rafael and this year they have been as impressive as ever! They are so eager to learn they have specifically requested more homework each day – I wonder how long it will last!!

We also celebrated Mother’s day, an event organized by our secondary school students! They put on a program of dance, drama and comedy for the Mums, with the most memorable moment the ‘Honduran Sack Dance’ performed by some of our younger students.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T94nUJYvKwY

What a proud and memorable day!

Good education (and fun!) is absolutely vital for the development of the children and their families. Thanks to you and your continued support through donations we can keep improving the livelihoods of these communities!

Next Wednesday, June 12, from 9am GlobalGiving is matching all donations to us at 50%. This means a donation of $10 would become $15 thanks to GlobalGiving. This is a fabulous opportunity for you to make your donation even BIGGER and have a BIGGER impact. I’ll send you a reminder just as the match funding starts but please, do consider making a donation that will give more than you expected!

Thank you.

Sarah

More homework please!
More homework please!

Links:

Jun 8, 2013

Nutritional program in Ecuador

The fruits of our labor
The fruits of our labor

Hi there,

This month in Ecuador we focused on nutrition for the children and their families.

Plan Papas is our new pilot project with a goal is harvest enough potatoes to create a revenue stream to pay for the nutrition programme at Muenala. The community is busy preparing their land ready for seeding over the next two weeks.

Plan Iron Woman has been a success so far with the vegetables being enjoyed at school by the children and at home by the mums. We are even providing some starter recipes to encourage different uses of spinach, onions and peas! The mums are also pooling their earned funds from some of the vegetable to buy the more seeds for the garden.

Finally, in Muenala we have planted our vegetable patch this week using homegrown compost to give the veggies the best chance at survival! This will complement the healthy spinach, chard and peas coming from Plan Iron Woman and of course our school nutrition program. And are making small but substantial steps forward for Phoenix.

Nutritional plans are absolutely vital for the development of the children and their families and their ability to absorb an education in the classroom. Thanks to you and your continued support through donations we can keep improving the livelihoods of these communities!

Next Wednesday, June 12, from 9am GlobalGiving is matching all donations to us at 50%. This means a donation of $10 would become $15 thanks to GlobalGiving. This is a fabulous opportunity for you to make your donation even BIGGER and have a BIGGER impact. I’ll send you a reminder just as the match funding starts but please, do consider making a donation that will give more than you expected!

Thank you

Sarah

Planting the potatoes
Planting the potatoes

Links:

 

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