With CABEI support, more than 4,300 Honduran students receive new furniture and reconstructed facilities for better learning


The educational community celebrates the improvement, expansion, and equipment of educational centers in the departments of Olancho and Santa Bárbara, which are financed by CABEI as part of the Program for the Integral Improvement of Educational Infrastructure and Training in Honduras (MIFE).

Tegucigalpa, August 23th, 2023.- In the municipality of Ilama, department of Santa Bárbara in western Honduras, more than 700 students from the Leónidas Rivera and José Cecilio del Valle schools are celebrating the rehabilitation of their educational centers, which were repaired and/or rebuilt with the technical and economic support of the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI), under the Comprehensive Improvement of Educational Infrastructure and Training Program (MIFE in Spanish).   

The interventions carried out included the repair of roofs, windows, floors, bathrooms, new furniture, among other improvements that provide students with a safe and optimal environment for learning, according to the provisions of the Ministry of Education (SEDUC), which motivated students, teachers and parents of these two schools, who participated in the inauguration event, to celebrate, with the participation of local authorities and representatives of the Honduran Social Investment Fund (FHIS), the Ministry of Education (SEDUC) and the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI).

As well as these two educational centers in Ilama, Santa Bárbara, another 23 schools located in the departments of Olancho and Santa Bárbara are celebrating their reconstruction as part of the CABEI-financed MIFE program, which to date has benefited 4,358 students and continues to be implemented. A total of 52 reconstructed schools in the departments of Santa Bárbara, Olancho, Cortés, and Comayagua are expected to be delivered by 2023, contributing to the goal of 190 educational centers to be financed by this Program for a total of US$80 million, with completion expected by 2025.

The MIFE Program is part of the Human Development axis of the Bank's 2020-2024 Institutional Strategy, which seeks to generate effective social capacities to achieve social inclusion, an effort that translates into improved well-being and quality of life in Honduras, while contributing to the fulfillment of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4: ensure inclusive, equitable and quality education and promote learning opportunities for all.