Haiti – Cuba : Towards the Literacy of 300,000 more Haitians

Jul 11, 2018 by

Haiti – Cuba : Towards the Literacy of 300,000 more Haitians
06/07/2018 09:30:01

Haiti - Cuba : Towards the Literacy of 300,000 more Haitians

Following a working meeting of Ministers of Education Pierre Josué Agénor Cadet (Haiti) and Ms. Ena Elsa Velazquez (Cuba) at the XI Annual Congress on Higher Education held in Havana in February 2018, around monitoring among other of projects in the field of literacy, the Cuban cooperation in Haiti, is preparing to literacy of a 300,000 additional Haitians.

Let’s recall that Cuba maintains since 1999, a brigade of teachers in Haiti, which has so far contributed to literacy (read and write) of more than 400,000 Haitians with the method “Yo Sí Puedo” (Yes I can do it), method that has received the UNESCO King Sejong Literacy in 2006. Created by the eminent Cuban professor Leonela Relys for adult literacy at the request of the Cuban Revolutionary leader, Fidel Castro, between 2002 and 2016, the method successfully literate more than 10 million people in the world, including to Venezuela, Mexico, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Colombia and Haiti underscored Francisco Cirilo, Coordinator of the Cuban Literacy Brigade in Haiti that confirms “the Cuban collaborators are already preparing for next year with the goal of literacy 300,000 Haitians in three stages of four months each.”

Note that according to official data, it is estimated that the illiteracy rate in Haiti exceeds 50% of the population or about 3 million Haitian, one of the highest rates in Latin America.

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