Cuba and Haiti Sign New Literacy Accord

HAVANA, Dec 11 (ACN)—Cuban Education minister Ena Elsa Velazquez and her Haitian counterpart Nesmy Manigat signed in Port au Prince a new collaboration accord to boost the literacy program in that sister Caribbean nation.

Velazquez told Granma newspaper that the accord stipulates the development of the program in three states during a five-month period each, beginning with the teaching of some 200 thousand Haitian nationals how to read and write.

Since 1999, a brigade of Cuban teachers has offered advice to the literacy program in Haiti, which has benefitted over 400 thousand people.

“I´m sure this accord will be developed on our joint effort during 2015 and 2016 and we will do everything necessary to achieve the success of this campaign and to keep advancing the education of the Haitian people,” the minister said.

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