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Strengthening Education System in three Department of Guatemala


  • Project: Strengthening Education System in three Department of Guatemala
  • Contracting Authority : European Commission
  • Location : Guatemala
  • Period: 2002-2005


In the frame of the Reconstruction Program for Central America (PRRAC) funded by the EC, the project aims to support the Guatemalan Ministry of Education in the strengthening of the sector throughout the following interventions:
• construction of 38 new rural primary schools both for primary and basic education (150 classrooms), including water supply, sanitation and electricity facilities, gardens, etc.;
• construction of 5 Institutes for professional and vocational training;
• construction of 3 headquarters for the Departmental Centres of the Ministry of Education and PROASE;
• draw up new curricula schemes both for basic and professional and vocational training;
• support the Ministry of Education in drawing up new methodologies, strategies and policies for vocational training in rural areas;
• supporting the local capacities for maintenance and repair of schools facilities;
• training in order to avoid vulnerable areas for building;
• training and technical assistance to the Directors and personnel of the 3 Provincial Department of Education of Izabal, Alta and Baja Verapaz;
• Implementation of training programmes in rural areas Beneficiaries are individuals 6 – 50 years old living in rural areas of Departments of Izabal, Alta Verapaz and Baja Verapaz.