Play and Learning Through Esports: HONDURAN ESPORTS FEDERATION (FHE) To Implement Scholastic Esports Programs as it Creates a Local NASEF Affiliate
Strong international network enables The Honduran Esports Federation to offer significant learning opportunities related to esports while expanding tournament play through the North America Scholastic Esports Federation
Honduras (June 28, 2021) – Esports are booming, and students in Honduras are excited to not just play the games, but to pursue related careers. To support this thirst for competition and education, the Honduran Esports Federation (FHE) has just become an affiliate of the North America Scholastic Esports Federation. NASEF will provide free tournaments, programs, curriculum, and expertise to help scholastic esports grow and thrive in Honduras.
NASEF leverages massive student interest in team-based competitive video gaming, offering meaningful career and STEM education alongside tournaments. Students learn about possible career pathways, enter Beyond the Game creative and analytic challenges, manage clubs and events and fundraising, and compete in tournaments in popular titles including but not limited to: Overwatch, Madden, Rocket League, Valorant, and Minecraft to name a few.
In FHE we feel very proud and honored to start this partnership with NASEF,” said Rodolfo Sorto, president of FHE. “Our mission has always been to develop the esports ecosystem and industry in Honduras, opening new career pathways for students to enter technology-based professions and bring a first-world cutting edge development to our country. We strongly believe that working alongside NASEF will open a whole new spectrum of possibilities for students that enjoy and are passionate about videogames.”
The Honduras Esport Federation’s vision is to create and foster competitive esports programs through the lens of academics and learning in Honduran middle schools and high schools and universities by providing assistance, organizing tournaments, and presenting information to schools and advisers. NASEF offers a unique focus on diversity with an emphasis on cultivating talents in potentially underserved populations and provide a pathway to college scholarships and careers in the gaming industry.
“Research demonstrates the effectiveness of esports as a tool for meaningful STEM and social-emotional learning,” said Gerald Solomon, founder and executive director of NASEF. “We’re thrilled to have The Honduran Esports Federation in the NASEF family, where educators will be able to learn best practices from other community networks with experience implementing scholastic esports programs. Of course, the students will be thrilled to take part in huge tournaments in popular games. We’re excited to support the FHE and see the growth across Honduras and Central America as a whole in the coming years.”
Learn more at the NASEF website or the FHE website. Schools across Honduras are invited to join FHE and NASEF and tap into their events and resources; contact the Honduran Esports Federation - FHE at +50496648835 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the North America Scholastic Esports Federation
The North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF) is on a mission to provide opportunities for all students to use esports as a platform to acquire the STEM/STEAM-based skills and critical communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills needed to thrive in work and in life. NASEF is the anchor of the World Wide Scholastic Esports Foundation, a nonprofit umbrella entity formed to support NASEF’s global expansion along with other international partners. Find NASEF at NASEF.org and on Twitch, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
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