OPC donates school bus to a special school
Evelyn Leiva, OPC head of corporate social responsibility and sustainability, facilitated the turnover of the school bus to the Emanuel Special School.
Operadora Portuaria Centroamericana (OPC) turned over a school bus for the benefit of more than 200 special learners at the Emanuel Special School.
The donation was made last 11 November in the presence of the Puerto Cortés Mayor and representatives of the academic institution and UNO Petrol. The bus has all the facilities for the mobility of children in wheelchairs, a ramp, a security and fire system.
Aside from donating a bus, OPC will also be shouldering the preventive maintenance of the unit. The mayor’s office will designate the driver while UNO Petrol will provide fuel.
OPC had previously invested over USD660,000 for the construction of a special facility at the Emanuel School. Catering to learners with disability, the facility was completed and turned over at the end of 2020. The facility has wheelchair ramps and classrooms that are equipped with special desks, a cafeteria and air conditioning. OPC shoulders the maintenance costs of the facility as well.
The number of students has grown significantly from the 30 learners when OPC started its collaborative program with the school. The company continues to help improve the quality of education in Honduras, especially for students in the municipalities of Puerto Cortés, Omoa and Choloma.
Aware of the needs of its collaborators, clients, suppliers and host community, OPC seeks to provide more opportunities and benefits to the inhabitants of Puerto Cortés.