Computer-Assisted Learning (CAL)
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 national exams for graduation to the next grade.
The inability of the landless poor in Honduras to access the formal economy through production has led to much conflict and bloodshed. As a result, many people have fled their home country, most to the U.S. and some to Canada. CPI believes that it has a model of peaceful land distribution that could, if widely adopted, significantly mitigate the refugee problem.
Tuk-tuk Vocational Training
Tuk-tuks are a common and affordable means of transportation in Honduras. A donation from the Flaman Foundation enabled CPI to develop a vocational education program for the maintenance and repair of tuk-tuks. Staff have assembled a collection of 58 YouTube videos for students to study before they begin to tear down and then reassemble vehicles. The next step is to build a facility in which students will gain hands-on experience working with tuk-tuks.