"With a tablet I've been able to learn more," says Honduran student who benefited from CABEI-funded program


More than 2,000 students at Instituto Técnico Honduras use tablets in their daily learning.

Tegucigalpa, May 20th, 2022.- Kenssy Rivera is a ninth-grade student at the Instituto Técnico Honduras (ITH), a school that has benefited from more than 500 tablets from the "Program for the Integral Improvement of Educational Infrastructure and Training in Honduras (MIFE)" financed by the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI).

Since the beginning of the school year, Kenssy, like 2,000 other students at this academic center, has had access to a tablet for daily learning, with the support of 30 teachers. "For me it is a new experience because I had never used a tablet before and with it I have been able to learn more. At the beginning it was very difficult to do the exercises and now it is easier," said the 16-year-old girl while she was taking a math class.


The US$80 million program approved by the Bank includes a permanent training component for students and teachers through which more than 26,000 tablets were delivered, of which the Honduran Ministry of Education assigned 534 to the ITH.

"CABEI's purpose is to guarantee the permanence of students in their schools and lower the country's educational dropout rate. With these mobile devices, we want to motivate young people to continue studying and strengthen their talents," said CABEI Executive President, Dr. Dante Mossi.

In turn, Deputy Director Belinda Flores, who has been working at the center for more than 30 years, said: "This is an excellent resource for our teachers and students because it has helped them to innovate and advance in technology. We have a highly qualified staff, which allows us to be creative in the use of the tablets and to facilitate and motivate the children to make their educational work more enjoyable."

"They (the tablets) are great, they are a great technological tool that allows us to do homework, research and advance in our study plans," said Dennis Moisés Galeas, who is studying for the Professional Technical High School Diploma in the area of Electronics, during a supervision visit conducted by CABEI this week.


In addition to the technological component, the MIFE also provides resources for physical infrastructure works in various educational centers. The multilateral recently made a disbursement of US$13.7 million that will enable the intervention of 62 public pre-basic, elementary and secondary schools in Honduras so that more than 18,000 students can safely return to school.