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.
Jul 10, 2013

A new classroom for Parvulos in Itzapa Guatemala!

A generous donor recently gave us the funds to double the size of the classroom for Seño Brenda and her class of five year old kindergarten group. Squeezed into a very small space it was hard for them to have their own desk to study in the school.

Thanks to our generous donor we were able to build them some more space in their classroom so that they can all have their own desks to study with and can move around the classroom. The class are very happy with their new space and are studying even harder, as this video shows, they are working on numbers at the moment!!

See the video here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vw0AJDiRl-I&feature=c4-overview&list=UU0BPZ3suWMzbEGdaknbegpQ

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Jul 9, 2013

Involving the older people in reforestation

A grandmother collecting the trees with grandson
A grandmother collecting the trees with grandson

One of our great passions for our group of older people in the community is to keep them as involved in the work of the community as possible. They work so hard for their families and they are so passionate about their communities that we want to make sure they have a role in the community work we do.

For the first time in Phoenix history we have involved our older people in our reforestation programme! Deforestation is a huge problem in Guatemala and can lead to more destruction when there are heavy floods during the rainy season. To combat this problem we ask our women's group (which has included some of our older people this year) to grow 25,000 trees in our vivero which once a year we plant in the surrounding areas where there are problems of deforestation. Some of our older people even took trees home with them to plant on their own land and around their own homes to help with the problem.

We are also still collecting funds for our older people's programme. So far, we have collected over $2000 from you and other kind donors which we are using the collect together food parcels to hand out to the older people once we have enough for everyone. We will continue to collect funds for the food parcels over the coming months so that we can hand out food to the older people once supplies through other means start to dwindle later on in the year.

Thank you once again for your continued support, if you know of any friends or family that would also like to support this wonderful cause please do pass on the details to them.

A grandfather taking his trees to plant
A grandfather taking his trees to plant
Jun 29, 2013

School trips in May

We Won! La Thompson football team celebrating!
We Won! La Thompson football team celebrating!

Hi there!

Here is your regular update on our school trips in our schools in Latin America!

It is still football crazy in Nicaragua as the school football team in La Thompson took on a neighbouring town in the local championships. It was a close match but La Thompson conquered the local side and are through to the next round. The exciting thing about the next game is that the children will be making a trip to the nearest big town Estelií and playing in the official stadium rather than a muddy dirt patch!!

Our schools in Nicaragua also took a more serious school trip this month. Due to the extensive damage caused in previous rainy seasons these past few years in the communities, the children were taken out on a field-trip to learn about landslides, flooding and how to make sure they were well prepared for the imminent rainy season and what to do in emergency situations.

When your communtiy solely relies on very delicate houses to live in a crops from their own land to live off, some preparations and changes to their lifestyle can be the difference between eating and starving for these children. Hopefully they will take what they learnt on this school trip home and help their parents prepare for the inevitable rain.

Our English class in Guatemala are also preparing for their first trip to Antigua! They are going to be interviewing Guatemalans in English about their work and how they use English on a daily basis. Most of the kids have never been to Antigua but this trip will be able to show them what potential learning a second language can be and open their eyes to job opportunities they may have only ever dreamed of.

School trips are a fantastic way to get out of the classroom, experience new things and bring back new and better ideas to the classroom and home. Thank you for supporting our school trips and allowing these children's eyes to be opened.

The children learning how to prepare for the rain
The children learning how to prepare for the rain

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