Cuba News Agency
HAVANA, Cuba, Nov 10 – A new group of Haitians graduated from the Cuban “Yes, I Can” literacy program today in Leogane, an area in the west of the country, adding 214 to the number of people who have learned to read and write in this municipality this year.
According to the website of the Cuban Foreign Ministry, 51,163 Haitians are no longer illiterate, a figure that represents 21.31 percent of the goal set for next year.
The graduation ceremony was attended by Cuban ambassador to Haiti Ricardo Garcia Napoles, Venezuelan embassy Business Attaché Luis Quijada, and a group of Cubans members of solidarity brigades offering services in Education, Health, and the Sugar Industry.
Also present at the event were the local supervisor of the program, Jean Guimy Doriscat, regional leaders and professors, who, under the constant advice of Cuban specialists, successfully fulfilled their goal.
The ceremony was livened up by music, dance and theater performances, while the best graduates received special certificates recognizing their results.
The event wrapped up with the reading of thank-you letters to the governments of Cuba and Venezuela.
Source: Cuba News Agency
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