Education  Peru Project #1768

Education & nutrition for 60 children in Peru

by Fly The Phoenix
Education & nutrition for 60 children in Peru
Education & nutrition for 60 children in Peru
Education & nutrition for 60 children in Peru
Education & nutrition for 60 children in Peru
Education & nutrition for 60 children in Peru
Education & nutrition for 60 children in Peru
Education & nutrition for 60 children in Peru
Education & nutrition for 60 children in Peru
Education & nutrition for 60 children in Peru
Education & nutrition for 60 children in Peru
Education & nutrition for 60 children in Peru
Education & nutrition for 60 children in Peru
Education & nutrition for 60 children in Peru
Education & nutrition for 60 children in Peru
Education & nutrition for 60 children in Peru
Education & nutrition for 60 children in Peru
Education & nutrition for 60 children in Peru
Education & nutrition for 60 children in Peru
Education & nutrition for 60 children in Peru
Education & nutrition for 60 children in Peru
Education & nutrition for 60 children in Peru
Education & nutrition for 60 children in Peru
Learning from home with textbooks
Learning from home with textbooks

I hope all is well with you. To celebrate Giving Tuesday today all donations will be supplemented with a share of a $1 million fund from GlobalGiving. If you can, please donate to this page today to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity from GlobalGiving for the projects with your donation making even more impact!

All today’s donations will be part of this year’s Fly The Phoenix Appeal which will go towards our local teachers, hygiene products for the classrooms, educational materials and food for the rest of this year and a platform for 2022 across all our countries.

In a bid to neutralize the projects’ carbon footprint from day-to-day activities which include boat travel for the students in Guatemala, pickup transport for the students in Honduras and teachers’ transport up into the mountains in Ecuador and desert in Perú we, Fly The Phoenix, are planting a tree for every $15 raised.

With Perú suffering from a severe new wave of Covid Delta infections no classroom based teaching has taken place so far this year and it is doubtful they will resume before 2022. The children continue to learn from home with the text and exercise books we purchased earlier in the year. We provided food parcels for the families.

Once the classes restart we plan to implement reinforcement classes as many of the children, despite the best efforts of our local teachers, have regressed. With their own parents’ limited education not enough for “learning from home” and the strict rules for transport for our local teachers, it has been a difficult year. If we can we will bring in more local teachers, at least part time, to help out with this.

Many thanks for anything you can donate to this page today to take advantage of the bonus funding.

Cheers

Using street lights for learning
Using street lights for learning
Food parcels
Food parcels
Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Learning from home
Learning from home

I hope all is well with you. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to cause major problems in Latin America though the rollout of national vaccination programmes are giving some hope for the future “new normal”, albeit slowly. Our local teachers, who have all now been vaccinated, have continued to maintain the education of our students by travelling to the communities to hand out homework and answer any questions. Online teaching is not an option due to lack of internet and devices. Some staggered classroom teaching, with all the protocols in place, has been possible in some countries though normal classroom-based teaching for all is still months away.

This week’s Little By Little bonus donation campaign gives us a brilliant opportunity to build a foundation to work from as we look ahead to the final months of 2021 and into 2022. GlobalGiving will match each donation up to $50 by 50% from Monday 13th to Friday 17th September. It would be fantastic once again to rely on your support this week with whatever you are able to donate to this page.

Thanks to your donations during this time we have been able to keep everything going on a shoestring budget, including buying all the necessary biosecure products to maintain safety, though there has been so much we have wanted to do which has had to be put on hold. Restrictions due to Covid-19 have forced the cancellation of usual fundraising events including our charity challenges over the past nineteen months and the economic outlook remains uncertain.

Whilst the main priority is obviously keeping our current local teachers and the education of the children, once more funding becomes available we want to increase the number of local teachers, undertake maintenance, restock the classrooms and invest in more family sustainable income plans for the future which is even more critical during these times. The sustainable plans will provide extra income for the families to buy essential food and medicines as well as helping to fund the schools in the future.

We will also be planting a tree for every $10 raised during this week to help reduce the carbon footprint of the day-to-day activities of the projects. These include boat travel for the students in Guatemala, pickup transport for the students in Honduras and teachers’ transport up into the mountains in Ecuador and desert in Perú.

With Perú still suffering from high rates of Covid-19 the classrooms still remain closed. There have been whispers that staggered teaching may start this month though nothing concrete has been confirmed.

For the whole year our students have been learning from home using the textbooks we purchased at the start of the year. The teachers make regular visits to the community to set homework and correct worksheets. As the parents generally have little or no education themselves they cannot help with home-schooling so the regular visits by the teachers is essential.

Once the “new normal” starts we can concentrate on implementing sustainable family income plans which are now more critical than ever. These may include agriculture in the limited irrigated chakras (fields) in the desert, alpacas for wool and sewing projects.

We will use all funds raised this week during the Little By Little Campaign to go towards our local Phoenix teachers, biosecure products for the classrooms and food supplies for the families.

Many thanks for anything you can donate this week to the Little By Little Campaign. It is such a fantastic opportunity for us to be able to get back on track after these past eighteen months and build a solid platform for the years ahead.

Also, if you are thinking of doing something different in 2022 please do follow the link in this report to our Charity Challenges in Perú and Ecuador in May and June taking in the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu in Perú and volcanos in Ecuador – you can do either or both!

Have a great month and thank you all once again.

Cheers

Home schooling
Home schooling
Charity Challenge 2022
Charity Challenge 2022
Text books we handed out earlier in the year
Text books we handed out earlier in the year

Links:

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Handing out text and workbooks
Handing out text and workbooks

With Perú suffering from a severe new wave of Covid infections classroom-based teaching is not expected to restart for several weeks. The children continue to learn from home, as they have done all year, with the text and exercise books we purchased earlier when some restrictions had briefly eased.

As virtual learning is not an option and the parents’ education limited it is hoped the students can get back into the classroom soon to receive their education. In the meantime the teachers try to make regular visits to their homes when they are allowed and go through topics one on one.

This year’s GlobalGiving Bonus Day will be celebrated is on 14th July where donations between $100 and $1,000 will be matched at varying levels whilst funds remain from 9am Eastern Time. The following matching structure will apply:

Donations of $100 - $499 will be matched at 15%

Donations of $500 - $749 will be matched at 30%

Donations of $750 - $1,000 will be matched at 50%

With fundraising events having been put on hold for the past year and half this is a fantastic way to help us raise the extra funds we need to keep the projects and education going in all our countries. If you can, please do donate early from 9am ET on 14th July to take advantage of the matching bonusses as the extra funds tend to go quite quickly and thank you so much in advance!

We are also looking for partnerships with businesses as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility programs as we look to implement more sustainable income plans in all our communities over the coming years. If you know of a company looking to expand their own CSR program and wanting to support projects in Latin America, please do email me on info@thephoenixprojects.org By using the tax benefits for all US taxpaying companies by donating through GlobalGiving it is a CSR program which is beneficial to all parties, especially if the donation is made on the July 14th Bonus Day!

Thanks again for all your support and all the best for the second half of 2021

Cheers

Social distancing
Social distancing
Where we work
Where we work

Links:

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Remote communities where we work
Remote communities where we work

I hope all is well. The Covid-19 pandemic still rages in Latin America though vaccination programmes are beginning to be rolled out with front-line health workers slated to be the first recipients. Many restrictions are still in place and full-time classroom-based teaching is still some way off. 

Perú is still some way off school-based teaching though we have purchased individual textbooks for all the children so they can continue to work at home. Each week there will be a teaching and correcting session in the school, if permitted. We are hoping to bring in one or two local University students to help out in the classrooms when studies resume to help the children recoup what they lost last year. We will pay for their studies and a small stiped as a thank you.

As in all our projects, many of the children's parents are illiterate so home-schooling has not been possible. Covid restrictions have been extremely tight in Perú and visits by the teachers out into the community in the desert have been scarce though hopefully this will be relaxed as the vaccination programme gathers scheme with teachers next in line after front-line health workers.

This week – Monday 8th to Friday 12th March - GlobalGiving are 50% matching all small individual donations from $10 to $50 as part of their Little By Little Campaign. We want to take this opportunity to add one of each of all our sustainable plans with your 50% matched donation going towards the total cost of setting up each plan. These plans will then provide sustainable income for the local families and the schools well into the future. 

Many of you were extremely generous in the recent Appeal so we understand if this isn't possible right now though if you do have some spare change rattling around please do donate to this page to help us take full advantage of this fantastic matching campaign.  

Please note, the matching will only be applied once per person though feel free to share this with friends, family and work colleagues and club together to fund your own plan. 

The amounts shown below are the total costs of each plan to give you an idea of how your 50% matched donation plays a vital part. For example it could be used for seeds or piping in Plan Huerto (vegetable gardens – the total cost is $200 with rain-capture irrigation and poly-tunnels); chicks or feed for Plan Pollo (chickens - $200 including coop and feed); gas or hobs for an industrial stove in Plan Negocio (cottage industries from $250); needles, thread and materials in Plan Costura (sewing machines - $250); a hoof or leg in Plan Moo (milking cows – from $500 for each young cow); a male & female starter pack in Plan Cuy (guinea pigs - $600 including house) or hundreds of fry for Plan Tilapia (fish farms - $800 including pools and feed). 

Despite Covid restrictions being lifted slowly this year the thought of international travel is still far from many people's plans though when that itch demands to be scratched it would be brilliant if you could join our Charity Challenges in Perú and Ecuador in 2022.

The dates for the Inca Trail in Perú are Saturday 21st to Saturday 28th May with the itinerary for Ecuador still to be confirmed. There is still plenty of time to decide though feel free to get in touch on info@thephoenixprojects.org

Thank you all for your amazing support as ever and have a great March.

Cheers

Charity Challenge 2022
Charity Challenge 2022
Hoping for in-classroom teaching soon
Hoping for in-classroom teaching soon
Getting the children back together shortly
Getting the children back together shortly

Links:

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Classroom learning will return in 2021
Classroom learning will return in 2021

I hope all is well with you and you managed to celebrate Thanksgiving in some form this year. With 2020 finally drawing to a close we must turn our attention to preparing ourselves as best we can for 2021.

To help our Covid-19 recovery programme, and as part of this year’s Appeal, GlobalGiving will be sharing $1 million on Giving Tuesday on 1st December along with donations made on this day. This opportunity is huge for us as we strive to purchase all the necessary supplies (gels, disinfectants, soaps etc) to make each classroom safe for when the children come back to school in 2021. We also want to continue to provide basic daily food so at least they have something in their stomachs to aid learning! If you can donate to this page on 1st December we’ll receive more bang for your buck and be well-prepared for the months to come – thank you!

In addition to this and to aid our medium-term recovery programmes from the Covid-19 turmoil, GlobalGiving is offering a 200% matching on all new regular donations up to $200 set up between 14-18th December. The match applies to the first installment paid during this time and the matching will be paid after four payments (in April 2021). This will really help us keep stocks full as well as providing a food programme for the children well into the new year. Please note, the 200% matching applies to new regular donations only set up between 14-18th December.

You may have seen in the news the destruction wreaked by Hurricanes Eta and Iota in Central America recently. Our communities in Honduras were badly effected and we have started a recovery programme to help them get back on their feet. This coming Giving Tuesday and the regular donations will help a lot with this over the coming weeks and months.

With the school year coming to a close, of which just a couple of weeks was spent in the actual classroom back in March, the children managed to complete their studies at home. Whilst many schools continued with virtual learning this simply hasn’t been possible for our students due to lack of internet, so their accomplishment must be applauded even more.

Once we get the go-ahead for the children to return to class in 2021 we will concentrate on making sure they understand all the topics from 2020 so they aren’t disadvantaged when moving up a grade and more advanced learning – without the basics it will be hard though we can do it.

Thank you for all your support this year, as in previous years: one more push and we can really start to plan for 2021 with your help. We will be undertaking the postponed Charity Challenge to Machu Picchu in May so please let us know if you want to get involved. 

Cheers

One-on-one teaching will be key
One-on-one teaching will be key
Machu Picchu 2021
Machu Picchu 2021
Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
 

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Fly The Phoenix

Location: Clare, Suffolk - United Kingdom
Website:
Project Leader:
Dom Williams
Antigua, Sacatepequez Guatemala
$45,514 raised of $100,000 goal
 
747 donations
$54,486 to go
Donate Now
lock
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

Fly The Phoenix has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.