Education & nutrition for 166 children in Honduras

by Fly The Phoenix
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Hand-made fabric purse - Gift For Good appeal
Hand-made fabric purse - Gift For Good appeal

We have launched our Gift For Good, where for a donation of just $35 you will receive a hand-made fabric purse and also feed one child for the rest of the school year, definitely the perfect Gift For Good! Please follow this link or the link at the bottom of this report to make a difference.

Amazing results for the school in San Rafael. In late 2013, the Government ran tests nationally and our school, with averages in the high 80's and 90's beat the average (50s and 60s). And this year is no different with the children showing great progress. Our secondary school continues to cover 6 grades from teenagers from 9 different communities and we have introduced music classes. Thanks to donations, we could print out the exam papers for the whole school for the rest of the year, otherwise they wouldn't have been tested. Father's Day was celebrated with much fun and games and the daily food and fruit program continues. 

Such exciting times ahead in San Rafael and we will keep you posted. Please do donate to our Gift For Good appeal and help us feed all the children for the rest of 2014. cheers

Incredible results
Incredible results
A year
A year's worth of exam papers!
Daily food and fruit
Daily food and fruit
Music classes in the secondary school
Music classes in the secondary school
Daily fruit
Daily fruit

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School supplies for 2014
School supplies for 2014

The new school year starts in the first week of February and we are ready for the challenges ahead in our secondary school, as well as providing much needed support in the primary and kinder, as well as continuing with and supplementing our daily food and fruit program.

In Honduras we plan to increase the number of local teachers we employ and supplement the food program, as well as providing better and more educational materials that will improve further the level of education we can provide. We want to provide another teacher for kinder school, and another teacher in primary school to help the 2 current teachers who cover 7 grades between them. Our secondary school we plan to increase our teacher numbers to include college education.

Our sustainable plan Café yielded its first successful crop, which in the future will hopefully cover some of our costs in the school.

It is thanks and testimony of your support during these past years, and years to come, that we can continue the projects, getting better each year and providing an education for these communities that had little chance or opportunity.

In 2014, we will be holding three charity challenges in Guatemala as well, so if you fancy heading down, seeing the projects and raising funds by challenging yourself, please see our website on http://www.thephoenixprojects.org/donate-now/challenges/

Thank you for your continued support during 2014!

cheers

Sustainable Plan Cafe
Sustainable Plan Cafe's first harvest

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Classes
Classes

As 2013 comes to a close we can reflect to a terrific year in Honduras, especially our secondary school as yet more teenagers and adults graduate from Secondary school. Plan Café is ready for harvest and we are beginning to buy supplies for 2014. The primary school finished for the year with brilliant results, laying the foundations for an optimistic 2014.

During this festive season we have to look ahead to 2014 and beyond; get donations in the bank to ensure our programs progress and improve over the coming months; ensure our children have daily food and fruit; ensure we can pay our local teachers who do such a terrific job; make sure that the children have materials to study hard!

May I take this opportunity to thank you for previous donations and thank you in advance for donations to come. As we all share gifts this season, please share our message with friends and family and let’s all ensure a prosperous 2014 in The Phoenix Projects and their communities. Happy holidays!

Girls football
Girls football
The a,b,c
The a,b,c's

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Thank you
Thank you

Two little words that can never be said enough!

Hi there

Hope you are well. As the year draws to an end we wanted to send you a quick update of our main successes from the past ten months, to take a moment to reflect upon exactly what your support has achieved.

This year, across all of our projects, we accepted more students into the schools and are currently supporting over 1,000 children, handing out over 250,000 pieces of fruit, 35,000 pieces of bread and over 100,000 hot meals to keep them warm, full up and nourished!

We have kept over 50 locals in work with 30 of them teaching the children over 28,000 teaching hours in classrooms that have been built and refurbished. On top of that, 30 of our old students have graduated and are now new teachers, ready to educate the world!

Our vital sustainable plans are going really well; Plan Café in Honduras will have its first crop later this year, Plan Moo continues to support secondary school students in Ecuador and new plans, Plan Arveja in Santa Maria and Plan Papa in Ecuador, have started this year!

We have also had some wonderful volunteers building stoves, teaching, painting and helping out throughout the year. And of course YOU, supporting every one of these children get the start in life they deserve. Thank you.

Not bad huh? We will be in touch next week with some exciting Christmas news, but for now pat yourselves on the back and congratulate yourselves for the support you have given us over the last ten months and remember how important your continuing support is for these wonderful children.

Thank you

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Folkloric dancing in Copan
Folkloric dancing in Copan

Hi there

This month in Honduras the focus is on our college kids in San Rafael and what a month it has been for them!

We the school gates opened this year, we had a record 69 students in the secondary school and college, traveling from nine different towns around Copán to come to our school, deemed one of the best schools in the region! Some of the kids travel over an hour to get to the school, that is how dedicated they are to getting a good education.

And it is worth the walk as this month they have been doing their work experience placements for college in businesses and organisations in Copán. The kids absolutely loved it and their temporary bosses were even more impressed, saying they were the hardest bunch of students they had ever worked with. Not only has this given the students an incredible confidence boost but it has also shown the business owners what these small town kids are made of! Some of them have even been offered a job where they did their placement, once they have completed their education of course!

If that wasn't enough excitement for one month, the students were also invited to take part in a traditional folkloric dance at the Maratón de la Merienda Escolar in Copán, showing off their skills in front of other schools and the public.

Finally, we are almost ready for our first crop of coffee from our sustainable plan in Honduras, Plan Café. The college kids (again!) took time out of their very busy schedule to learn about the different methods for Plan Café and to help prepare the land for the first harvest!

All those opportunities have been funded by donations from you and other generous people just like you who really are helping thes children have the best start in life. Thank you.

Walking into school
Walking into school
Preparing the land
Preparing the land

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Fly The Phoenix

Location: Clare, Suffolk - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.thephoenixprojects.org
Project Leader:
Dom Williams
Antigua, Sacatepequez Guatemala
$16,784 raised of $38,600 goal
 
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