Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Cuba Committed to Bolivian Literacy

La Paz, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuba ratified its commitment with the campaign to declare Bolivian territory free of illiteracy by September 2008.

Cuban Ambassador to Bolivia Rafael Daussa highlighted progress on Tuesday of the program that has already graduated 400,000 people since it was implemented 16 months ago.

Daussa stressed the role of Bolivian President Evo Morales as enthusiastic promoter of this initiative, with which Bolivia will become the third Latin American country free from illiteracy, along with Cuba and Venezuela.

Today the Venezuelan government donated a group of vehicles to allow the mission to access the most remote Bolivian locations.

Cuba contributes with the "Yes, I Can" audiovisual program, while Venezuela with TV sets, videos and solar panels.

Education Minister Magdalena Cajias thanked both countries for their solidarity aid and praised the commitment of many communities to learn to read and write.

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