Fruit of the Loom Employees In Honduras Participate In IHER Education Program
The Fruit of the Loom, Inc., Honduras family recently held a graduation ceremony at the Intercontinental Hotel of San Pedro Sula in Honduras. A group of 67 associates attained their high school degree through the Instituto Hondureno de Educacion por Radio (IHER) educational program, implemented by Fruit of the Loom in 2013. IHER provides opportunities to all associates who wish to advance in education.
The event was hosted by Werner Oberholzer, Vice President of Manufacturing; Graciela Dubon, Country Human Resources Manager; Ricardo Trujillo, Education and Development Director; Nadia Morales, CSR Manager; Vilma Madrid, Plant Manager, Confecciones Dos Caminos; Jose Fernandez, Plant Manager, El Porvenir Manufacturing; Patricia Murillo, Plant Manager, Jerzees Buena Vista; and Joaquin Bulnes, Plant Manager, Manufacturas Villanueva.
The IHER program was a success thanks to volunteer facilitators who gave their time, knowledge, energy and dedication to educate the new class of graduates. The program runs for 10 months, and is divided quarterly, with four classes offered each quarter. Classes include Honduran history, math, chemistry, biology, physics, Spanish, English, social science and the arts, and are taught by Fruit of the Loom volunteers outside of operating business hours. Each student must also participate in a Community Service project to graduate. Click here to read more.