The Asegurando la Educación (Securing Education) program, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), capitalizes on the opportunity that schools provide to establish a culture of non-violence, inclusion, and respect among youth. The project partners with education systems and communities in target municipalities to make schools safer places for students and teachers, while also empowering schools to play a larger role in decreasing community violence.
As the prime contractor, DAI supports USAID/Honduras to implement innovations to address school-based violence (SBV) that impedes the delivery of education and use education and school processes to contribute to violence prevention in target communities. As part of the USAID/Honduras’ Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) Development Objective 1, project activities mainly focus on schools and communities in the municipalities of Tegucigalpa, San Pedro de Sula, La Ceiba, Choloma and Tela.
As a sub-contractor to DAI, Partners’ primary responsibilities involve leveraging its existing in-country network and solid previous experience working at the ground-level as an integrated part of schools and communities on violence prevention with youth in Honduras. With technical support and oversight from DAI, Partners promotes tested school-based violence prevention models through network mobilization in vulnerable schools and communities. These efforts make use of evidence-informed approaches to promote effective school-based violence prevention models.