Enhancing School Accessibility in Comayagua, Honduras


In Comayagua, Honduras, the Marcelino Pineda Elementary School is witnessing positive changes, thanks to World Bank and GFDRR initiatives. These efforts are focused on making schools more inclusive for persons with disabilities, notably by adding ramps. Darlin Elvir Gonzalez, a parent, appreciates these improvements and reflects on her own childhood challenges in accessing education due to a lack of such facilities. This initiative marks a significant step toward educational inclusivity in Honduras.

Building Disaster-Resilient Schools in Mozambique


Carmelita Rita Namashulua, Mozambique's Minister of Education and Human Development, talks about how, with the support of the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery and the World Bank, 1,100 classrooms were rebuilt, rehabilitated, or constructed across Mozambique between 2017 and 2021. These classrooms, which can withstand the impact of disasters, have benefited more than 132,000 children in the country.

Implementation of the Roadmap for Safer and Resilient Schools in Cali, Colombia

Many school buildings in Cali are vulnerable to strong earthquakes. Therefore, the municipality has identified the need to design a seismic risk reduction strategy as part of a twelve-year Master Plan for School Infrastructure. To that end, with the World Bank’s technical assistance, the municipality implemented a methodology developed by the Global Program for Safer Schools: the Roadmap for Safer and Resilient Schools.

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