Countries of the Region Praise Cuba’s Educational Support
Havana, June 29 (RHC) Cuba’s contribution to the education of different countries of the region received the appreciation of local authorities for the successful results in teaching the people how to read and write based on a method internationally recognized.
Haiti’s Literacy secretary Oswald Thimoleon appreciated in Port-au-Prince the work of Cuban teachers in his country, where 66 600 citizens are currently being taught how to read and write.
The Haitian government official held a working meeting on Friday with Cuban ambassador to the sister Caribbean nation Ricardo Garcia to exchange views on the performance of the literacy program in Haiti, according to the Cuban Foreign Ministry.
Similar appreciation was expressed by the government and people of Bahamas during a meeting with Cuban educators, who concluded their work in that nation on June 27.
Bahamian Education minister Jerome Fitzgerald gave the Cuban teachers certificates acknowledging their three-year work in his country.
Yoslaidy Clemente, an official at the Cuban embassy in Bahamas said that the work of the teachers affirms the will of the Cuban government to strengthen bilateral relations.
Meanwhile, in Guatemala, Cuban ambassador Roberto Blanco stressed the success of the implementation in that country of the Cuban literacy methodology known as “Yes, I Can.”
During a meeting with the advisers of the Cuban education brigade, ambassador Blanco said that the methodology has been implemented in 30 countries and has received the recognition of the UN Education, Science and Culture organization (UNESCO).