Global Eng’g Head for Infra at Honduran special school for children

 Nathan Clarke (fourth from left) with Evelyn Leiva (third from left), OPC executive assistant to the CEO, and Meyvi Castañeda (fifth from left), OPC corporate social responsibility manager, at Centro de Educación Integral Municipal Emanuel


Nathan Clarke, ICTSI Head of Global Engineering – Infrastructure and Project Delivery, visited Centro de Educación Integral Municipal Emanuel (CEIME), a school for children with special learning requirements and abilities during his recent trip to Honduras.

Sponsored by Operadora Portuaria Centroamericana (OPC), the CEIME currently benefits 140 students – a number that is expected to soon increase as the school is designed to cater to more students in the long term.

“It was great to see the difference that OPC’s initiative is making within the community, and humbling to meet the teachers and their inspiring students. Congratulations to everyone at OPC and thank you to the dedicated staff at CEIME,” said Mr. Clarke.

OPC invested USD660,000 in 2019 for the construction of a new school facility, which was inaugurated last year by Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández. The company also provided all the equipment and is maintaining the facility’s air conditioning system throughout the duration of its concession. 

Since starting operations in 2014, OPC has been supporting shared value initiatives and making valuable contributions to the Puerto Cortés community in the areas of education, health and environmental conservation.