|Australia and Nicaragua Use Cuban Literacy Method
2012.05.11 - 13:34:58 / firstname.lastname@example.org
HAVANA, Cuba.- In places so far from each other, as an aboriginal community in Australia, and Nicaragua, in Central America, will use the Cuban literacy method Yes I Can to teach adults who to read and write.
The well-known teaching program, conceived to be adapted to different cultures and languages, has borne its initial fruits in the settlement of Wilcannia, in the Australian state of New South Wales, where 10 adult aboriginals were taught to read and write.
The successful culmination of the course that started in January was celebrated in a meeting that was attended by the national leader of Australia’s native ethnic, Jack Beetson, local authorities and the Cuban ambassador to Canberra, Pedro Monzon.
Beetson said between 50 and 60 percent of the aboriginal population of his country is functional illiterate. For that reason it is important to expand the Yes I Can program to other settlements of the country.
In Australia, there are about 400 ethnic groups and hundreds of tongues of different use.
On the other hand, in Nicaragua almost 3,000 adults will enroll in literacy courses through a governmental project that seeks to eliminate the “bags” of illiterate in areas whose educational level is below the national average, according to an official Nicaraguan source.
The project will be first carried out in the department of Matagalpa, in the central region of the country, and it will move forward by groups of 3,000 people, until reaching all the illiterate in that territory and also in the northern department of Jinotega, PL reported.