IOM Promotes Regular, Orderly, and Safe Migration using the Educational Toolkit in Honduras

5 September, 2018

San Pedro Sula- The United Nations’ Organization for Migration (IOM) presented the Educational Toolkit to teachers in the department of Cortés and staff from the organization Youth Against Violence of Honduras. The toolkit contains fun and interactive activities which inform and raise awareness about the risks of irregular migration.

Designed for educators and facilitators at non-profit organization who want to develop activities and information campaigns about migration, the Educational Toolkit includes videos, comics, information materials, and handbooks with activities that encourage the incorporation of migration topics into academic and work plans.

During the workshop, the materials included in the toolkit were presented to the participants along with an introduction to the options for traveling in an orderly, regular manner. Over 30 people (teachers, departmental representatives of the Secretariat of Education, volunteers from the Network of Youth against Violence, and staff from the Information Hub on Migration in El Progreso) benefited from this session and received the basic school kit, so that they will be able to replicate the activities they learned in educational centers and communities with high rates of eviction and potential migrants.

“Thanks to the use of the Educational Toolkit, migrant children in Honduras will learn the risks of irregular migration in a fun and interactive way. The key to this methodology is targeted direction, cooperative creation, and the desire to learn,” said Jorge Peraza, Chief of Mission of IOM for El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

IOM, along with the organization Youth Against Violence, plans to join trained teachers and youth in implementing the activities of the Educational Toolkit with students 12-17 years old in educational centers located in Tegucigalpa and El Progreso, as well as San Pedro Sula.

This activity was conducted as part of the Mesoamerica Program of IOM, financed by the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration of the Department of State of the United States of America.