USAID, FEREMA present the II International Meeting on Early Literacy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras


TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Fundación para la Educación Ricardo Ernesto Maduro Andreu (FEREMA), through the LAC Reads Capacity Program, are hosting the II International Meeting on Early Literacy, to be held Wednesday August 23 in Tegucigalpa. Experts from Chile, Peru, Mexico and Central America are scheduled to present.

The event’s main goal is to disseminate experiences and ideas to improve the policies and practices of Early Literacy and to share the results of the stakeholder mapping in Early Literacy in Central America and other initiatives spearheaded by the LAC Reads Capacity Program.

The meeting will gather authorities and technical staff from the Secretaría de Educación of Honduras, local government representatives, representatives from the Municipal Councils for Educational Development (COMDE), Departmental directors, academics, representatives from international cooperation agencies, members of the Coordinating Committee of Educational Networks (Red COMCORDE), Early Literacy stakeholders and others.

The event will continue on Thursday, Aug. 24 with a panel discussion titled “Challenges and Recommendations to Improve Literacy Learning in the Early Grades in Honduras.” This discussion seeks to propose recommendations to improve Early Literacy in Honduras and to strengthen synergies and alliances among organizations addressing this topic within the country.

International experts and members of the regional team of the LAC Reads Capacity Program will moderate the panel discussion. Key policy decision makers and stakeholders in the education sector of Honduras are expected to attend.

The LAC Reads Capacity Program (LRCP), implemented by the American Institutes for Research (AIR), Juárez and Associates (J&A) and local partners (FEREMA in Honduras), and financed by the U.S. Agency for International Development, seeks to increase the impact, scale, and sustainability of early grade literacy interventions in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region. This is achieved through the development and dissemination of state-of-the-art knowledge resources and the provision of technical assistance to host country governments and other key stakeholders.


For more information, please contact:

Rosa Angela Morales Betanco

Tel: 2236-5155 /