CABEI approves US$80.0 million for educational infrastructure in Honduras


105 secondary, basic and pre-basic education centers will be improved and 294 vocational workshops, 105 computer workshops and 315 natural science laboratories will be provided nationwide.

Tegucigalpa, December 18, 2019.- Within the framework of its institutional strategy and focused on the social development axis, the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) approved a loan in the amount of US$80.0 million to the Republic of Honduras for the “Program for the Integral Improvement of Educational Infrastructure and Training in Honduras.”

The financial support promotes progress by improving the infrastructure of public, medium, basic and pre-basic public education centers throughout the national territory, focusing on the areas of greatest urban and rural poverty. Likewise, the resources will be used for training of teachers and students in the competency methodology.

Regarding the approved project, CABEI Executive President, Dr. Dante Mossi stated that, “The program will strengthen the education sector by improving the infrastructure of 105 educational centers and providing equipment for technical education in 294 vocational workshops, 105 computer workshops and 315 natural science laboratories.”

In addition, Dr. Mossi said that, "At least 15,285 teachers will be trained in competency-based teaching methodologies."

The identification of the educational centers to be intervened was based on the Social Infrastructure Planning System, which is administered by the Ministry of Education, prioritizing buildings with the highest rate of precariousness in infrastructure throughout the country, resulting in 105 educational centers located in the 18 departments of Honduras.