Argentine Inmates Learned to Read and Write with Cuban Program

Buenos Aires, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) Prisoners of Unit VI of the Penitentiary Service of the Argentine province of Santa Fe learned to read and write thanks to the Cuban method of literacy I can do.

In a day full of emotions, 10 new inmates received their graduates the day before with this program, which in 2017 also extended to unit XVI of Rosario, where 18 students were graduates on December 17.

To date, 128 students have graduated in the last four years since the program has been implemented in the penitentiary center of Santa Fe.

The method I can do in that place is headed jointly with the Cuban collaborators, the multi-sectorial one of solidarity with Cuba of Rosario and volunteers in their majority teachers and students of social work, political sciences of the University of that beautiful Argentine city.

Created by the outstanding Cuban pedagogue Leonela Relys for adult literacy at the request of the historical leader of the Revolution Fidel Castro, between 2002 and 2016 the program has managed to teach literacy to almost 10 million people in 130 countries.

In Argentina it is carried out by the UMMEP (A Better World is Possible) foundation, directed by Claudia Camba, and has been extended to several provinces such as San Luis, Jujuy, Tierra del Fuego, Misiones and Cordoba.

Only this year, 1313 people graduated and it is forecast to end the year with 150, 417 more than in 2016.

The program has been applied successfully in Venezuela, Mexico, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Haiti and Colombia, just to mention some nations.

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