More than 26 thousand tablets financed by CABEI will contribute to educational training in Honduras
This initiative will benefit teachers and students in the third cycle of Basic and Secondary Education in 102 schools nationwide under the Honduran Educational Infrastructure and Training Integral Improvement Program (MIFE).
Tegucigalpa, September 27, 2021. – In order to reduce the digital divide and bring teachers and students closer to the use of technology for their academic training, the Government of the Honduran Republic began the distribution of 26,215 tablets with their accessories and educational programs installed, financed by the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI).
The investment for the acquisition and delivery of the electronic devices was US$4.4 million and is part of Component No. 2 of Continuing Education within the " Honduran Educational Infrastructure and Training Integral Improvement Program (MIFE)" whose financing from CABEI amounts to US$80.0 million and is aimed at strengthening education in Honduras through the improvement of pedagogical spaces that contribute to the access, permanence and promotion of students and teachers.
"This support to the education sector plays a fundamental role in capacity building, favors the quality of the system and generates opportunities for the new generations that are the future of our region. We are pleased with this delivery, which will also support the continuity of the educational cycle in the context of the health crisis," said CABEI Executive President, Dr. Dante Mossi.
The ceremony was attended by the Honduran Republic's First Lady, Ana García de Hernández; CABEI Country Chief Officer in Honduras, Andrea Kafati; the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) representative, Richard Barathe; and Education Secretarial Department representatives (SEDUC), the Community Development, Water and Sanitation Secretarial Department (SEDECOAS) and the National Convergence Forum (FNC).
These electronic devices were provided by UNDP, which supported the Honduran Government in the acquisition of similar devices as part of the National Digital Education Transformation Program.