Ensuring all children in Honduras can learn
UNICEF Country Office
Honduras in Numbers
We are committed to ensuring that the most excluded children and adolescents have access to quality and inclusive education at the preschool, primary and secondary education levels, are able to learn, remain in school and complete all learning cycles.
We work together with the government and our partners in civil society organizations and the private sector to influence and support national education by:
- Implementing flexible, alternative and innovative modalities to maintain school system coverage.
- Promoting quality learning and the inclusion of children and adolescents who have dropped out of school or are at risk of dropping out.
- Fostering safe and protective learning environments.
What do we do?
We focus on supporting the education system by developing educational initiatives and innovations, methodological strategies, and materials to support children's and adolescents' education, emphasizing those living in rural areas, vulnerable, migrant, and in-transit populations, displaced by violence and affected by poverty. Our lines of action include the following:
- Working with families to promote timely preschool and basic education enrollment and reduce school dropout rates.
- Identifying out-of-school children and adolescents and supporting their school reintegration.
- Implementing strategies for learning recovery and remedial education so that children and adolescents from the most vulnerable populations, returnees, and those at risk of dropping out, can recover their learning and continue their education through the Educational Bridges strategy.
- Implementing the Tutorial Learning System, an alternative innovative and flexible modality that strengthens skills for life and work. It reaches adolescents, especially in rural areas, through a comprehensive approach encompassing actions in communication, mathematics, science, agricultural technology and community service.
- Promoting innovative internet connectivity approaches (GIGA) in educational centers to turn technology into a didactic resource that can strengthen learning in students and teachers, help communities through self-sustainable business models and become a country-wide digital education strategy.
- Promoting innovation in online and offline digital learning platforms through the Learning Passport strategy (Educatrachos) for the most vulnerable students and children on the move to encourage their engagement in formal and non-formal online and offline learning courses to recover learning, complement classroom content, develop skills for life and the world of work, among other multiple opportunities for flexible, innovative and alternative learning.
- Producing new age-appropriate digital content (Learning Passport) in different knowledge and skills areas, with special emphasis on education for girls and adolescents and gender issues.
- Strengthening the Bilingual Intercultural Education Model for indigenous and Afro-Honduran students.
- Implementing strategies to instill a culture of peace, coexistence and citizenship in schools and flexible models that include services for out-of-school adolescents, particularly in contexts of violence.
- Monitoring education quality indicators.
- Mobilizing communities to eradicate violence in schools and other environments.
- Promoting investment in basic school infrastructure -including drinking water and sanitation systems in schools- and developing standards to ensure that new school infrastructure designs help reduce risks associated with disasters and climate change.
- Building capacities for teachers and the educational community to include environmental education, disaster resilience and climate change adaptation into environmental education.