CABEI promotes dignified and inclusive learning for more than 10,000 Honduran children and young people


The multilateral supports Honduras in the improvement of more than 100 educational centers, the development of STEM education, as well as the granting of scholarships.

Tegucigalpa, January 27th, 2023.- Reaffirming its commitment to the educational development of Honduras and with the objective of promoting the social and economic strengthening of the country in an inclusive manner, the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI)  is implementing different programs and projects to benefit more than 10,000 children and youth through education.

During 2022, through the Integral Improvement of Educational Infrastructure in Honduras (MIFE) program, the repair of 52 educational centers was designed and formulated to begin work in February 2023 with an investment of more than L225 million (equivalent to more than US$1 million) that will benefit 9,945 students in the departments of Olancho, Santa Bárbara, Comayagua and Cortés.

"CABEI's goal is the development of our founding partner country Honduras and education is fundamental to achieving this purpose. We strive to guarantee inclusive and quality spaces for learning, in addition to generating opportunities that will integrate women into university education, which helps us improve the country's competitiveness," said CABEI Executive President Dr. Dante Mossi.

Also within the framework of the MIFE program, the design and subsequent intervention of at least 100 more educational centers is planned for 2023, and the improvement of facilities in comprehensive educational centers with a vocation in agriculture, as well as for the development of skills for production and entrepreneurship. 

To promote inclusive education, the Bank has supported the CIPOT@S: Studying STEM program for two consecutive years with an investment of US$30,000, which has benefited 31 young women students by strengthening their skills so that they can access a university career related to science, technology, engineering or mathematics, enabling them to improve their quality of life and that of their families.

Another mechanism implemented by CABEI to contribute to Honduran educational development is the scholarships granted through its Social Support Foundation (FAS-CABEI).  In 2023, a Honduran student will enter the Agricultural Engineering program at the Zamorano Pan-American Agricultural School, and up to 250 secondary school students with outstanding performance may receive an economic subsidy to continue their studies thanks to an agreement that will be signed in the coming days with the Government of the Republic of Honduras to promote the Bicentennial Scholarship program.

In light of the challenges that the global environment has imposed in recent years, CABEI has a firm commitment to inclusive educational development, which is why it supports initiatives in Honduras aimed at improving human development and quality of life of the population, in addition to enabling the country to advance in the fulfillment of Sustainable Development Goal 4 on quality education, as it provides educational access solutions and strengthens educational infrastructure.