Panama to Spend $26 Million on Computers

As part of the "Technological Fairness” project, the Panamanian Government will give 52 thousand computers to grade school and university students and teachers.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Panamanian President, Martín Torrijos, made the first delivery of 150 laptop computers to outstanding students in public schools yesterday, launching the "Year of Technological Fairness."

Education minister, Salvador Rodriguez, explained to prensa.com, "The project is looking to deliver as loans about 32 thousand computers to graduating students, 15 thousand to teachers who qualify and 5 thousand to university students from around the country who need them.

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El Salvador: $60 million for Education

December 2011

The World Bank has approved a loan to improve the quality of education of middle and high school students.

Press release: World Bank

More than 41,000 middle and high school students in El Salvador will have access to quality education as a result of a proposed $60 million loan approved today by the World Bank's Executive Board.

Honduras to improve basic education with IDB support

April 2011

Honduras will improve basic education for more than 100,000 students with the help of a $37 million loan from the IDB.

The financing will help students to learn more in basic education schools that serve the country’s poorest population.

The program’s goal of improving educational quality is designed to complement the “Bono 10Mil” program, which provides conditional cash transfers to low-income families that keep their children in school.

$20 Million for Honduran Higher Education

April 2011

An agreement between the CABEI and the Central American Technological University will give students access to loans with which to finance up to 100% of the cost of their studies.

The project is aimed at people studying graduate and post-graduate level technical courses in order to improve the quality of education and improve Honduras's competitiveness in this area.

Panama: $ 32 Million IDB Loan for Education

November 2010

Resources will be used to improve access and quality of education in three indigenous reserves.

The investment will be dedicated exclusively to the indigenous regions of Embera-Wounaan, Bugle and Kuna Yala Ngäbe.

The loan is for U.S. $ 30 million from the IDB's ordinary capital with a local contribution of U.S. $ 2.4 million.

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