The Plan of Operations was signed into existence with the Honduran authorities in March 2008.
The project operates in 6 schools in Tegucigalpa, which were selected for their direct relationship to pupils and local community.
The Project has 3 components:
- Component A: Implementation of the “Open School” Program
The project’s main axis is the reproduction of the UNESCO Brazilian Open School program in Honduras, which seeks to utilize established spaces during non-school hours. The schools will host activities for 15.000 young people and 1.000 adults from the local community. This activity’s main purpose is to reinforce “social capital” and intergenerational relations through:
- cultural expressions of youth and their community;
- management of risk, prevention of violence and pacific conflict resolution strategies for adults dealing with youth;
- capacity-building in micro-entrepreneurship and the development of capacities of teachers, youth counselors and school directors to improve communication with youth.
- Component B: Transfer of Best Practices to National Institutions and Promoters
As a secondary target, 1.000 professionals will benefit from the training and capacity-building activities in:
- implementing the Open Schools project at an institutional level;
- managing the risk of involvement in gangs;
- managing the Open Schools workshops for young people.
- Component C: Promotion of a more balanced perception of youth in the media
Finally, the Project seeks to raise public awareness about youth through a “Jóvenes para Jóvenes” communication campaign, disseminated through local communitarian networks created or strengthened within the framework of the Project.
Youth Development and Prevention of Violence in Honduras.
Institution in charge:
UNESCO Office in San José, Costa Rica, in cooperation with the Solidarity Network “Presidente Manuel Zelaya”, the Secretary of Education and the Honduran Found of Social Investment (FHIS), the Prevention National Program (PNPRPSS) with the participation of other national and non-governmental institutions.
Inter-sectoral Working Group (Education, Culture, Communication and Information, Social and Human Sciences)
USD$255.342 Japanese Fund In Trust (JFIT)
September 2008 – December 2009
For further information, please contact:
- Teresita Escotto-Quesada, t.escotto-quesada(at)unesco.org
- Carlos Días, cantorh00(at)yahoo.com
- Laura Rodriguez Gutierrez (assistant), l.rodriguez-gutierrez(at)unesco.org