UNESCO Highlights Cuba’s Role in World Fight against Illiteracy

Havana, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The representative of the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO), Miguel Llivina, highlighted here today Cuba’s role in the world fight against illiteracy.

In the act for the International Literacy Day, the official told Prensa Latina that in the last decades considerable processes of democratization of education have been achieved throughout the planet, in which Cuba has been a bastion and a promoter.

Llivina also conveyed the message of the UNESCO Director General, Audrey Azoulay, in which it is stated that the pace of technological innovations requires new skills to face social and economic challenges.

The theme chosen for this year’s International Day, ‘Literacy and Skills Development’, highlights the evolutionary approach of education, the text refers.

The director of the Museum of Literacy of Cuba, venue of the celebration, Luisa Campos, explained that the center is the champion -together with the Latin American and Caribbean Pedagogical Institute- in the teaching process in different countries.

Campos recalled Cuba’s participation in the literacy campaigns of Angola in 1976 with the internationalist Che Guevara detachment; in Nicaragua with the Yo sí puedo program (Yes, I Can), and in Haiti in 1999, among other countries.

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