20 November 2023

Learning Passport Honduras

The Educatrachos-Learning Passport Honduras is a learning platform that provides educational content spanning from early childhood to secondary education. It includes content of the formal curricula, alongside skills development opportunities for adolescents. In Honduras, this platform has proven instrumental in addressing educational challenges,…, How did Learning Passport Honduras start?, During the outbreak of the pandemic of COVID-19, the Secretary of Education in Honduras (SEDUC) together with UNICEF Honduras took significant steps to foster the growth of the digital learning ecosystem. This involved several key aspects, such as enhancing connectivity infrastructure, facilitating access to technological devices, delivering…, High quality digital educational content, Group of girls with their teacher holding tablets in front of a mural Through the Learning Passport, both teachers and students gain access to prioritized educational content in alignment with current curriculum standards. Furthermore, the platform simplifies tasks such as resource downloads, participation in diagnostic tests, and completion of…, Teacher training and ongoing support through the learning passport, By the first half of 2023, Learning Passport training had been delivered to over 2,000 teachers and education authorities through a combination of in-person and virtual formats.   The initial phase of teacher training focused on ensuring that participants became well-versed in the various features and functionalities offered by the platform. This…, Accessing Learning Passport Honduras, Users can access Learning Passport Honduras through the ‘Educatrachos’ Android application. This application facilitates participation in courses and enables content downloads for offline review.   Moreover, teachers have the option to use the web version https://educatrachos.learningpassport.unicef.org/ for administrative functions, enabling them…, Modes of Utilizing the Learning Passport, An adolescent is sitting in front of a computer taking a history lesson UNICEF/UNI322349/Schverdfinger During the COVID-19 school closures, teachers employed the platform for remote education, bolstering the provision of essential content by:  Displaying the platform's multimedia resources during  videoconference sessions (online classes).  …, Future actions, To further align classroom teaching methodologies and the digital resources accessible via the Learning Passport, a comprehensive approach will be carried out to reinforce teacher training and extend support to educational institutions in using the platform.  To achieve this goal, we will accelerate the nationwide dissemination of the platform.…, Explore our Learning Passport Resources, Blog: The Learning Passport in Honduras, an innovative learning experience:  https://www.learningpassport.org/stories/learning-passport-honduras  
19 November 2020

Urgent appeal for children and families affected by Hurricanes Eta and Iota

Hurricane Eta made landfall on 3 November on the northern Caribbean coast of Nicaragua, with 240 km/h winds. The storm continued moving slowly inland and left a trail of destruction across Central American countries. Heavy rainfalls led to catastrophic, lifethreatening flash flooding and river flooding, along with landslides in areas of higher terrain in Central America, with a devastating effect on waterlogged lands already heavily impacted by the intense rainy season. Two weeks after impacting the sub-region, countries are still facing the widespread direct and indirect impacts left by Eta. The extent of damages and humanitarian needs are still being assessed with access to some of the affected areas remaining challenging. Available data indicates that nearly 4.6 million people have been affected in Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, among them around 1.8 million children. Thousands of families have lost their homes and livelihoods, many of them had already been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Furthermore, some 125,000 people have been evacuated to shelters (including approx. 49,000 children), where many will have to remain for a longer period as their houses and communities are not safe. According to initial estimations by UNICEF, among those affected by Eta, at least 3.4 million people need urgent support, including 1.3 million children in the most affected communities in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. UNICEF is focusing its appeal on the most affected countries that are also likely to receive the impact from Hurricane Iota in the coming few days; thus needs are anticipated to increase further in these countries. This appeal will be revised depending on Hurricane Iota’s impact.