In most of Honduras, school ends with Grade six. That's why CPI introduced computer assisted learning (CAL). Since 2009, over 400 students have completed at least one grade accredited by the Government of Honduras.
CAL has no teachers and relies on group learning, cutting costs by over 90% for rural Hondurans who couldn't otherwise afford school. Our main campus is a two bedroom home in Santa Cruz de Yojoa, but over a dozen satellite schools have been added in partnering communities. Each computer includes curriculum for Grade 7-9, Grade 1-6 (for adults), the GED preparation manual, a library of over 450 titles andmuch more.
If you're a poor Honduran, it's not easy to afford land. That's why many peasants resort to illegal land seizures, which often leads to violence. CPI has a different approach: we acquire land for 12 families to build their own homes and feed their families. Common land is used to pay of a 12-year mortgage, which is used to purchase another village.
With help from Habitat for Humanity, CPI is currently preparing to build our second village. Many villagers from our first village, Tapiquilares, are already able to grow enough food to earn extra income.