As part of the Cooperation Agreement
Students of the  Pompilio Ortega Agricultural School Receive Equipment

One of the main objectives of the Millennium Challenge Account-Honduras (MCA-Honduras) is the generation of greater opportunities for national agriculture, and it has been within this context that the Honduras Brotherhood Association, as the implementing agency of the Project of Incentives for Horticulture Production funded by MCA-Honduras, delivered a donation to the students of the Pompilio Ortega Agricultural School.  The donation comprised agricultural and computer equipment, in accordance to the cooperation agreement signed between both institutions.

The Pompilio Ortega Agricultural School (AEPO for its Spanish acronym) graduates approximately 60 students annually and it represents the most important institution for technical education in region of the Sensenti Valley, in the Ocotepeque Department, in western Honduras.  

For this reason, it is crucial to provide the school with all the necessary tools to potentiate its technical and productive capacities, as well as to make available all the equipment needed as part of its educational infrastructure.

In this opportunity the faculty of AEPO received computer equipment, utensils for the agricultural mechanization workshop and for the pest control unit of the horticulture workshop, as well as fertilizing pumps and backpack sprayers.

The technical and administrative staff, as well as the students, expressed that this type of assistance is of great help to strengthen the capabilities of the Pompilio Ortega Agricultural School to train professionals in a more participatory way and with greater academic certification.

Attendees to the event included project’s beneficiaries, municipal authorities, representatives of several institutions such as USAID RED, PILARH, ADEVAS, the National Autonomous University, FOPRIDEH, Jicatuyo Foundation and SEAGRO, as well as the local media. 

Lic. Jesús Alonso Pineda , Director of Honduras Brotherhood Association, officially delivering the equipment to  Dr. Héctor Dubon,  Director of the Pompilio Ortega Agricultural School.




2009. Millenium Challenge Account. Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

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