In Guatemala our basic running costs are £75,000 ($116,000) a year to run, including 20 local teachers’ salaries, daily food and fruit, educational materials, maintenance, school running costs, rent, reforestation programs and celebrations. On top of this is investment into sustainable income-generating plans.
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Local teachers in Itzapa and Santa María
We aim to spend £40,700 ($ 63,000) on teachers' salaries annually. Our teachers are all fruits of Phoenix' work; we have helped them through their educational careers.
Daily food and fruit
Each day we aim to provide daily fruit and hot breakfasts for the children at a cost of £14,700 ($ 23,000) a year.
We aim to spend £4,600 ($ 7,000) a year on school materials, both for the children and the teachers to provde the best education they can.
School running costs
We spend £6,500 ($ 10,000) a year on keeping the schools running, including cleaners' salaries, electricity, internet, drinking water and cleaning products.
Celebrations and events
We aim to spend £1,700 ($ 2,500) on celebrations and events, including Mother's Day, Day of the Child and coronations.
Maintenance and rent
Maintenance and rent of the land the schools are on is essential each year, and we spend £4,000 ($ 6,200). In the future, we hope to buy the land to avoid this monthly cost.
Each year we invest £2,800 ($ 4,300) into Plan Reforestation, aiming to plant 25,000 trees in the local area, which also gives empoyment to some local mothers. We rent the land for the tree nursery and the local women tend the seedlings all year. Phoenix then buys the trees back, generating income, which are then donated to the families of our children in the school.