In 2015, the United Nations set # Sustainable Development Goals to be achieved by 2030. Goal #4 is to educate every child on Earth to the level of Grade 9.
Computer-Assisted Learning (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 as their personal circumstances allow. After completing the curriculum, a student is eligible to take the exams for graduation to the next grade. The infrastructure needed to
Students enrolled in the Computer-Assisted Learning program at Instituto Centro de Enseñanza Fraternidad, CPI's main school in Santa Cruz de Yojoa, Honduras.
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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.
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.