Opening the celebration
In July the school year came to a close in Ecuador but not until we used some of our celebration funds to put on an end of year party!
Across the three schools, 97% of the children passed all of their exams which is a phenomenal achievement and left a lot of smiles on the children's faces (and their parents!). As this year's exam results smashed the record we decided they certainly deserved a moment to celebrate how fantastic they are! It is so important to continue to tell the children how wonderful they are and with such great results, we wanted to show them exactly how proud we are.
The day started with an official speech from the headmistress and the official reading of the results but soon turned it a huge party with party games, dancing and a big feast of roasted chicken and guinea pig (a delicacy in Ecuador). The children had such a lovely day and we sent them off to their school holidays with big smiles on their faces.
We also said a goodbye to Zoe and Als who have been running our projects in Ecuador for a number of years and to Andy who has helped them over the last year. This was a big moment for Phoenix as we handed the running of the projects on the ground to local staff member Jaime, removing all foreigh staff from the project and taking a step closer to sustainability.
We celebrated this special day thanks to the generosity of you, our donor, who continues to support these wonderful children, thank you.
Children being rewarded for good grades