More Haitians Learn to Read and Write with Cuban Program


By staff
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



Dady Chery

About Dady Chery

Dr. Dady Chery is a Haitian-born journalist, playwright, essayist, and poet. She is the author of "We Have Dared to Be Free: Haiti's Struggle Against Occupation." Her broad interests encompass science, culture, and human rights. She writes extensively about Haiti and world issues such as climate change and social justice. Her many contributions to Haitian news include the first proposal that Haiti’s cholera had been imported by the UN, and the first story describing Haiti’s mineral wealth.

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