With an investment of 147.5 million Lempiras CABEI and Spain improve educational management in rural areas of Honduras

15/05/2014
Silvia Flores, Head of Strategic Programs and Acquisitions of CABEI; The Spanish Ambassador Miguel Albero Suárez; Ana María Obando, of the Honduras Debt Conversion Program in front of Spain and the representative of the EDUCTRADE-ASSIGNIA Consortium Jos

Thanks to the investment of the Debt Conversion Program in Honduras against Spain and the administration of CABEI, 19,803 Hondurans in communities of extreme poverty will benefit in education.

Santa Rosita, Guajiquiro, La Paz, May 16 2014 - The Debt Conversion Program of Honduras Against Spain, administered by the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI), laid the foundation stone of the project "Construcción, Remodelación, Equipamiento, y Capacitación de Escuelas de Educación Básica Obligatoria de Nueve Grados y Prebásica en Comunidades de Extrema Pobreza: Fase II", at the center of basic education "Ramón Rosa" in Guajiquiro, La Paz.

The project and contract which the was signed on February 2014, will receive a contribution of the Debt Conversion Program of Honduras Against Spain for L 147.5 million Lempiras and will include a contribution from the Secretary of Education to benefit municipalities and communities for L 36.2 million Lempiras.

The Secretary of Education will be responsible for the technicality of the project and ensure its sustainability and the municipalities benefited will be responsible for ensuring that the basic conditions required in the preparation of the land where the works will be constructed, as well as accompanying and appropriation of management of the project since its beginning.

The funding will contribute to help the quality of rural educational infrastructure that will meet the needs of basic education of Honduran children, from pre-school up to ninth grade, providing them with adequate means for appropriate training within the rural surroundings.

Four schools with up to ninth grade will be built and an independent preschool area. There will also have a sport facility and communal area, science laboratories, and workshops tailored to the needs of the area: carpentry, welding and construction, among others.

Similarly, there will be areas for agricultural training which will serve to support school meals provided in the educational centers; as well as a kitchen and a dining room, where they will impart home practices and the basics of food technology.

The centers will have a library and administrative areas. Additionally, training programs will be conducted for authorities, teachers, parents and students. At the same time a program of technical and pedagogical training of teachers will be implemented

The direct beneficiaries of this project will be approximately 1,500 students per year, 82 teachers and indirectly 19,803 inhabitants of the municipalities of: Quezailica, Santa Rosa, Copan Department; Arenales, Trojes, El Paraíso Department; Santa Cruz, Minas de Oro, Comayagua Department and Santa Rosita, Guajiquiro, La Paz.

The actions carried out through this program are aligned with the Strategic Axis of Social Development of the CABEI Strategy 2010-2014, specifically with the objective to "Contribute to the development of the Human Capital ", as well as the National Plan, Millennium Development Goals and Strategy for Poverty Reduction of the Government of Honduras.

In the event participated: the Ambassador of Spain, Miguel Albero Suarez; the Secretary of Education, Marlon Escoto; Flavio Ernesto Garcia, Mayor of Guajiquiro, La Paz; Aníbal Erazo Alvarado, Mayor of Santa Rosa de Copán, Copán Department; Nelson Moncada, Mayor of Trojes, Department of El Paraíso; Mario Aníbal Zúñiga, Mayor of gold mines, Department of Comayagua, representative Consortium EDUCTRADE-ASSIGNIA, José Luis Galeote and Mario Baide, on behalf of the company supervisory CINSA.

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