Students enrolled in the Computer-Assisted Learning program at Instituto Centro de Enseñanza Fraternidad, CPI's main school in Santa Cruz de Yojoa, Honduras.
CAL is an inexpensive and effective way of providing basic education in developing countries. A digitized curriculum is installed on computers, which are used by students to learn at their own pace. After completing the curriculum, a student is eligible to take the exams for graduation to the next grade. In Honduras, CPI’s CAL program has expanded from 19 students in one school in 2009 to 960 students in 36 locations in 2018.
In 2013 CPI purchased a shipping container and hauled it to a remote village in the mountains of Honduras. There it was converted into a classroom in which local students use CAL to complete the curricula for Grades 7-9.
SUPPORT THE CHILDREN
CPI believes it has a model for peaceful land distribution in Honduras that could significantly reduce the number of people fleeing violence and economic hardship. This model involves the purchase of land and the provision of mortgages to groups of landless families organized into cooperatives for the construction of homes and production of cash crops. Upon repayment of the mortgages, the families own the land and their homes.
CPI purchased land and provided mortgages to 11 landless families for construction of their homes, plots for
growing food, a community centre, and cultivation of pineapples as a cash crop.