Our pre-school continues to go from strength to strength with a lot of emphasis on manual dexterity. Independence Day celebrations were undertaken in September with local values and traditions a key part of the classes building up to the big day. Our assistant local teacher has really shown her value as our overcrowded classes receive help from her.
This year’s Annual Appeal is dedicated to our daily food and fruit program with the aim to provide now and sustainably in the future: how? For every $25 donated to this page one child will receive the daily food and fruit we provide each year and we will also plant a fruit tree which will continue giving in the future. Many thanks for your donations in advance and together we can sustain daily food for the children.
On Wednesday July 15th, Global Giving will match donations made through this page up to $1,000 per donor based on the organization’s Partner Rewards level: as we are Superstars we get 50% extra per donation, whilst available funds last!. There is $115,000 available in matching funds and GlobalGiving are offering a $1,000 bonus award for the project with most individual donors and a $1,000 bonus award for the most money raised. Matching begins at 9:00:01 EDT and lasts until funds run out or 23:59:59 EDT.
Your donations allow us to continue to with out pre-school here in Nicaragua. Recently, earthquake and other emergency practices were undertaken in the school as the rainy season approaches and often the river near the community bursts its banks, leaving many homeless. Our pre-school continues at pace with our hope to add another teacher assistant for the remainder of the year. Our sustainable Plan Ciber, an internet café, now covers our monthly fruit costs.
Thank you for your support thus far and thank you now for helping us build a better future.
As part of the Fly The Phoenix Seven Continent Charity Challenge on Saturday 6th June, the communities themselves will be undertaking events to raise awareness and funds. In Nicaragua our local teachers, students and families will be hiking around La Thompson and the surrounding hills. Please sponsor the communities as we strive to move towards sustainability over the next few years by donating to this page.
Progress is being made in leaps and bounds with the pre-schoolers in the school. Our local teachers are coping well with the increased numbers of children and we will be bringing in teacher assistants shortly to help with the workload. A lot of effort is being made in group learning and bonding (many households see violence and separation) so the children can see the school as a safe and fun place to be, whilst obviously learning the basics to read and write.
Thank you all for your support and please do sponsor the community as they take on their hike on 6th June. Cheers
School restarted for the new year in February with plenty of new faces eager to learn how to hold a pencil and color in "between" the lines! Before term started thanks to donations we managed to restock the toy box, buy essential education supplies including glue, papers, books etc. We have also replaced the ageing latrines and built new shelves for storage. We are hoping to employ two ex-students to help out in the school aswell to give our current teachers more support.
During the holidays, we invested in our sustainable Plan Ciber; purchasing five computers and installing internet so the older children can do their homework and printing, rather than having to travel miles to the nearest town to do this. We can also start computer classes for the school and also help members of the community; it is a great addition to The Phoenix Projects.
Thank you to all our donors who continually help to make this happen and who will make this happen in the future. Remember that on 6th June we are undertaking The Phoenix Seven Continent Charity Challenge, where you can undertake any fundraising event at home, knowing that fundraisers are being held on the same day around the world. Please do get involved and use this page as your fundraising page - every cent counts!. For more information click here.
Thank you and have a great March!
This holiday season we would like to try and raise funds for our sustainable plan initiatives which help the families and the projects by generating income – please see the link at the bottom of the page to find out more on our sustainable plans. By donating now we can start plans to sustain the children’s education, daily food and fruit, local teachers, school materials and much more, well into the future. Please help us avoid empty fruits baskets, broken pencils and deserted classrooms by donating and sharing this month, as you have donated before, and help us sustain their future for years to come.
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