We started working in Honduras in 1999 with projects focusing primarily on increasing access to health and education services and improving their quality. However, the remit of the initiatives undertaken have expanded over time, encompassing other issues such as the rights of childhood and adolescence, prevention of youth violence, gender equity and strengthening institutions.

As such, we have brought opportunities to children and young people by facilitating access to quality education thanks to the construction of 112 schools, a vocational training centre, a cultural centre and sports centre.

Projects (2011/2012/2013)

  • Local Partner: CEPROD
  • Direct Beneficiaries: 1.984
  • Indirect Beneficiaries: 9.310
  • Sponsor: AECID
  • Subsidised Cost: 515,565 €
  • Total Cost: 798,892€
Aim: To contribute to improve the quality of life of the youth population in the municipalities of Lepaera, La Union and San Rafael, in the department of Lempira, Honduras, through the prevention of youth violence in the region.

AchievedConstruction and commissioning of a House of Culture and Sports managed by the community itself; Construction of a technical training center, 32 training workshops conducted; 582 people participated in the workshops of the Culture of Peace.


  • Local Partner: CEPROD
  • Direct Beneficiaries: 3,799 (2,015 women)
  • Indirect Beneficiaries: 13,474 (6,649 women)
  • Sponsor: AECID
  • Subsidised Cost: 417,924€
  • Total cost: 532,966 €

Aim: Contribute to improving the quality of life and gender equity in the target population, by strengthening the public education and health and the prevention of youth violence, in the municipalities of Talgua, Las Flores and Lepaera of Puca Commonwealth of Municipalities of the Lempira North.

Achieved22 primary and secondary teachers in the municipality of Las Flores have been trained in issues of Culture of Peace and Health.

  • Local Partner: CEPROD
  • Direct Beneficiaries: 993 (550 women)
  • Indirect Beneficiaries: 3,173 (1,575 women)
  • Sponsor: AECID
  • Subsidised Cost: 449,992 €
  • Total cost: 577,150€

AchievedWe have been able to improve access to inclusive education and strengthen social cohesion by upholding the right to culture in four schools, with the involvement of parents, teachers and pupils in the joint development of educational projects. As a strategy for the prevention of youth violence, young people have been offered the chance to enjoy social education programmes and healthy leisure alternatives. To this end, we have conducted cultural workshops and workshops on the Culture of Peace, to date, involving more than 800 people.


  • Local partner: CEPROD
  • Direct Beneficiaries: 1,118 (550 mujeres)
  • Indirect Beneficiaries: 5,031
  • Sponsor: Department of Immigration and Cooperation of the Community of Madrid.
  • Subsidised Cost: 503,110€
  • Total Cost: 744,352 €

Aim: Improved four educational infrastructure, training of teachers and promotion of vocational training and access to credit.

Achieved: 481 children receive education in favorable learning conditions, 271 people (65.3% of them women) have been trained in management and maintenance of schools, women’s rights and gender equality.

  • Local partner: AHPE
  • Direct Beneficiaries: 264
  • Indirect Beneficiaries: 600
  • Sponsor: Food For The Poor
  • Subsidised Cost: 23,000.41€
  • Total Cost: 25,383.39 €

Aim: Empowering women in the area to facilitate the acquisition of a decent job.

Achieved: 264 women trained in different areas such as cooking, sewing and dressmaking or hairdressing. Eight of them launched their own businesses during the project’s execution.


  • Local partner: CEPROD
  • Direct Beneficiaries: 533 (319 women)
  • Indirect Beneficiaries:444 (213 women)
  • Sponsor: Comunidad Autonoma de Madrid
  • Subsidised Cost: 172,000 €
  • Total cost: 229,768 €

Achieved: Although this project was approved in 2012, it was not started until in January 2013, and, as yet, there is no relevant data to report.


Flagship Project

  • Local partner: ACOES
  • Direct Beneficiaries: 1.480
  • Indirect Beneficiaries: 2.400
  • Sponsor: AECID
  • Subsidised Cost: 400,000 €
  • Total cost: 782,255 €



Currently, the school has 1,486 students, 737 boys and 749 girls during the day. There are 78 who have completed their studies in school and who are assisted so that they can continue their studies at other centres. At night, 166 students attend the school, 83 boys and 83 girls which means that the total population totals 1,652 students.

There are 54 people working at the centre: 41 teachers, 3 in administration and management, 2 security personnel and 2 cooks, with mothers also joining in the work. There is an English teacher, one computer teacher, three teachers in the resource rooms and one physical education teacher.

There are 667 children with sponsorship or with scholarship but there are still another 970 in need of a scholarship or sponsorship. Little by little the daily effort that is being made in Nueva Capital is being rewarded with a future of more opportunities for a large number of children.