The Phoenix Projects began in Honduras in 2004, working on water projects providing running water to rural Ch’orti’ communities in the Copán area (click here for some vocabulary). Education projects were started in San Rafael in 2006 and Barbasco in 2010. We have undertaken extensive construction at both schools, including roofing, toilets and kitchens to provide daily hot food and fruit for the children.
We also started an energy efficient stove project for all families. In 2008 we started the Phoenix Secondary School and College from which they graduate in Sustainable Rural Social Enterprise, paying for teacher salaries thus allowing children from nine surrounding communities to receive secondary and college education. Educational supplies are provided and cultural celebrations are celebrated throughout the year. Plan Café, a sustainable income-plan was started in 2011 with the first harvests in 2013/14. In 2014 we started a new scheme, paying students from the Phoenix “Colegio” to help out in the primary school; as well as a stipend we will also cover their university costs to become teachers themselves.
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