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Our last report told of the school doors reopening, this is our focus this year. Continuing to offer a strong level of education and a food and fruit programme. Our school has become so popular we have built two temporary classrooms which need more development to make them strong enough to be permanent.
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School started in earnest on 4th February, with primary, secondary and college in San Rafael.
Primary is full with 14 children in 1st grade, 15 in 2nd grade; 12 in 3rd grade; 19 in 4th grade; 11 in 5th grade and 11 in 6th grade! Our Secondary school and College, solely funded by generous donors,, we have 13 students in 7th grade, 16 in 8th grade, 10 in 9th grade; 11 in 10th grade and 18 in 11th grade.
All of these children are eager to learn, and so happy school has re-opened, with a fantastic education on offer and food and fruit to combat malnutrition we will keep you up-to-date on their progress.
Look out for our next report on Wednesday morning, with our exciting announcement and plans for 2013 in Guatemala!
Thank you for your continued support.
The new school year started this past week in Honduras, with over 100 children in the primary school, and over 110 in the Phoenix secondary school and college, where thanks to donations present and future, we now hire 6 local teachers.
This February, The Phoenix Projects and our charity Fly The Phoenix are launching Corporate February, where we are aiming to create partnerships with the Corporate Social Responsibility programs of large and small businesses, so we can work together for the future of all our projects in Latin America.
Business can play a huge role in educating children and supporting communities and we would love to expand our portfolio of like-minded companies working with us to achieve our longterm goals of sustainable education in marginalised communities in Latin America.
If you, family and friends are part of any business who would like to get involved, please do donate, and share the link of our program for Honduras. Even a phonecall to your manager or Head Office can make all the difference!
February 2nd 2013 is upon us, quicker I think than we all imagined - the day the kids return to school for primary, secondary and college education with us on The Phoenix Projects. They have spent the past few weeks helping their families cutting coffee so they are eager for the new term to start.
This year, your very kind donations will be going towards the salaries of our local six teachers who give classes to secondary and college level children, something they simply would not have had in these rural communities in which we work. We enter out fifth year of this education and already, the fruits or our labour are impressive, with the children/teenagers bettering themselves each day, improving their chances in the limited Honduran job market.
We will also be investing more in Plan Café, which moves towards our sustainability model, by investing in income-generating sustainable plans and in the future, will bring in income for the schools to help pay the monthly costs.
Finally, we will also be running various charity challenges in Guatemala for the Honduras projects, so if you want to come down, see where your money is going, lend a hand and get involved in a charity challenge, please do email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and have a look at the website on www.thephoenixprojects.org
Many thanks for making 2013 a special year, in the past, present and indeed future!
We would like to inform you about an exciting new development with this project in Honduras. Over the past eight years, we have been promoting the basic human rights of full education, food and employment in communities in Honduras by building classrooms and supporting schools with one teacher in each and investing in secondary education by paying for local teacher. This project, in conjunction with others in Latin America, was known as the GVI Phoenix projects.
Funds have been raised through the GVI Charitable Trust to cover project costs, which includes daily food and fruit, local salaries, educational utensils and construction work. Global Vision International (GVI) volunteers were also used to help with teaching in these schools.
From 2013, these Phoenix Projects will be running independently as a new charity, Fly The Phoenix. If you wish to make future donations, please do continue to do so through this GlobalGiving page and have a look at the Fly the Phoenix website - http://www.thephoenixprojects.org/. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported the communities in Honduras through the GVI Charitable Trust, we really cannot thank you enough for your generosity. We wish Fly the Phoenix all the best in the future.
The Phoenix Projects believe that full education, food and employment are basic human rights, and have spent the past eight years promoting these rights in communities in Honduras by building classrooms and supporting schools with one teacher in each and investing in secondary education, buy paying for local teachers.
During this time, Global Vision International (GVI) volunteers were used to help with the teaching aspect for The Phoenix Projects, who themselves raised funds through the GVI Charitable Trust to cover project costs, which includes daily food and fruit, local salaries, educational utensils and construction work.
From 2013, since The Phoenix Projects have set up their own charity, Fly The Phoenix, donations will be channelled to this charity and not the GVI Charitable Trust. We would like to take this opportunity to thank GVI and the GVI Charitable Trust.
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