Panama Reduces Illiteracy Rate with Cuban Method, “Yes I Can”

JSC: Jamaicans in Solidarity with Cuba

Source:  Prensa Latina
September 11 2017

panama reduces number.jpgIn nine years, the number of persons in Panama able to read and write increased by 70,794, thanks to the Cuban Literacy Program ”Yo Si Puedo ” (Yes, I Can), according to a  report from the country’s Department of Social Development.

The director of the program of literacy Move for Panama, Armando Escarreola, noted that the Yo Si Puedo program has been implemented since 2007 and targets those 10 years and over who are not in school.

Escarreola added that under the current administration, up to August, they managed to teach some 3,238 persons to read and write.  These persons came from 10 provinces and three regions of the country.

The program now has 198 volunteers across the country and 217 meeting places equipped with a TV set, DVD, board, draft, chalk, a set of classes in CD and sufficient hardware to teach to…

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