Cuban professionals strengthen teaching training in Bahamas

Nassau, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The Felix Varela Cuban Cooperation Brigade is strengthening today in Bahamas the educational training of thousands of people in this nation, as an example of more than four decades of solidarity ties.

Talking to Prensa Latina, José Reinel García, representative of the Ministry of Education of Cuba in this country, reaffirmed the commitment of the brigade to provide school community with the beliefs, knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary for life.

At present, 55 Cuban teachers are participating in Bahamas’s recovery stage after Hurricane Dorian in September and the reorganization of enrollment does not limit teaching to classes of 40 students.

‘The brigade has endeavored to fulfill each task to achieve the integration of these students in a new environment’, Garcia said in a conversation by WhatsApp.

In the interview with Prensa Latina, the coordinator of the Felix Varela brigade reported that the devastation on the Abacos and the Grand Bahamas caused a change in staff distribution, since now 29 teachers are teaching in the capital and 26 do so in the remaining six Islands of the nation.

Authorities from both countries assessed a few days ago the importance of renewing the Memorandum of Understanding among the Ministries of Education, in order to continue cooperation and increase actions in different areas, mainly in cultural exchanges among students.

In this year’s hiring process, about 60 Cuban specialists were requested by the Bahamian counterpart, who exceeds the historical average in more than 16 years of educational cooperation, Garcia told Prensa Latina.

In the opinion of the English language graduate, the Bahamian people and government deem positive the work of Cuban professionals whose responsibility, hospitality stands

out, as well as ‘the easy adaptation to another culture that, although it has similar traits, is different’.

The teaching cooperation between the two countries began in August 2003 and from this stage on more than 200 Cuban professionals have contributed to the training of Bahamians in specialties such as teaching Spanish and French, science, techniques and special education.

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