Computer-Assisted Learning is an effective and inexpensive way of providing basic education to people of all ages 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 exams for graduation to the next grade.
The CAL program for Grades 7-9 began in 2009 with 19 students in a rented house in the town of Santa Cruz de Yojoa. Since then it has grown to 705 students in 26 locations throughout Honduras in 2022, with more than 5,000 students having completed one year of schooling.
In 2013, CPI purchased a shipping container and hauled it to the remote village of Las Delicias 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.
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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.