The kids enjoying Day of the Child
School continues at pace and we will soon be introducing after school reinforcement classes as well as sustainable plan workshops which will enable the older children and their families to learn new trades which they can then take on and create their own businesses.
At the same time, we are planning to employ ex-students to come back in the afternoons to help out the children with their homework in exchange for us helping to cover some of their University costs.
To celebrate Day of the Child/Student we took the kids to a local pool where they had a great time, splashing around acompanied by some food. Bearing in mind they live in the desert and rarely get to go to these pools, it was a fantastic day out for them.
Over the coming months we will also be investing in our income generating sustainable plans which should provide income for the schools as well as the local families. These include buying cows, chickens, weaving looms and micro-investment into local start-up businesses. By investing now we create employment for the future: education now, employment and income in the future. For more information on our sustainable plans, please follow this link and get involved!
Finally, let’s not forget what The Phoenix Projects are all for in Latin America: 40 local teachers, the majority of whom were previous students, teaching almost 1000 children daily whilst receiving food across five countries benefiting seven communities (fifteen if you include the communities our students come from in Honduras for our colegio)...all for under $200,000 a year - every penny and cent counts - thank you to everyone who makes this possible year after year.
Desert terrain in the school
Not too many pools in this desert