Click on the following for our most recent official project reports for Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Perú and Brazil.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
Small piece of Phoenix history today in Guatemala, where the kids in our school in Itzapa are taking their exams for national qualifications, the first ones since we finally legalised earlier this year. Good luck to all of them!
Posted by Dom Williams at 1:19 PM
Sunday, March 18, 2012
For anyone contemplating signing up to participate in the Ecuadorian project, this could be your view from the "office". This photo was taken yesterday in Huayrapungo, the highest of our mountain communities at 3,300 metres.
Posted by Dom Williams at 9:17 AM
The volunteers at out kindergarten school at Alto Chiriguana, Perú have been coming up with great, creative ways to get the kids to be as creative as possible. Unfortunately, Latin America is well known for its copying teaching technique. The kids are constantly made to simply copy off of the board, which limits their creativity and makes it difficult at older ages to know how to let their imagination flow. Lead by Laura and Olga, the kids at Alto Chiriguana have been having pretend play time! The government just provided the school with lots of pretend kitchen equipment for the kids and if Phoenix was not in the school, it probably would not be used.
Some of the kids were cooking on the stove, others served the ‘food’, and the lucky ones got to eat! At the end everyone participated in making sure the dishes were properly ‘washed’. The kids loved this part and we had to literally pull them away from the water in the end! At the beginning it took a little while for the kids to get into the pretend play as they don’t often get the opportunity to do things like. However, once they realized what the volunteers were allowing them to do, they were in heaven. Surprisingly enough, some of the toughest boys in the school were the ones that liked it the best! Great work girls for coming up with this idea. This is something we’re going to have to keep going to make sure the kids’ creativity grows and doesn’t get lost.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Plan Iron Woman (Plan Hierro) is a community development project that aims to provide
pregnant mothers with the essential nutrients, including iron, for the healthy development of their children.
Promoting pre-natal health through the production of iron rich vegetables and pulses
complements the Phoenix Project’s educational goals. According to the World Health
Organization, improvement in nutrition before birth and up to 3 years of age have the greatest impact on the child’s future growth and development.
Posted by Dom Williams at 10:37 AM