Project Phoenix Update – Behind the Scenes

Its been quiet here on our end for a few days hasn’t it? I bet you’re thinking “what happened?” Don’t worry. There’s a LOT going on behind the scenes, but since you can’t all see that on your end, we thought we’d take a few minutes and let you know what we’ve been up to these last few days. As you already know, we got approved for initial funding from the United Nations, which is amazing! We’re still all kind of taken aback that it happened so successfully and with only a few minor delays. You know as well as I do that things in large multi-national bodies rarely move fast – but they’ve been moving fast for us this last week. So, what’s been going on and why haven’t you heard about it on here? The biggest reason: it’s boring! There’s no fun way to say “Congratulations! We called … Read the rest…

Teaching in Libya – The cultural aspect of our program.

This was mentioned in a comment on our Facebook page and I’d planned to address it anyway, but since it’s already been mentioned by a visitor, I’ll clarify it here. The goal of the Phoenix Project it to make it possible for Libya to better educate it’s children. WE are not educating anyone. That needs to be made clear up-front. There are a variety of reasons for this, but I’ll cover some of the main ones. First, it’s not our (my, yours, America, or anyone else’s) right to determine what Libya teaches to it’s children. There is an officially adopted curriculum in Libya for all age groups – just like we have here in the USA. There are official books for first grade math, second grade science, eleventh grade Arabic, etc. They already have the curriculum approved. Less than a year ago a contract was awarded to a UK publisher … Read the rest…