Ambassador of Cuba to Australia sends a message of congratulations to new graduates of the “Yes I can” program in aboriginal communities.

 Canberra, December 4, 2020.- The Cuban Ambassador to Australia, Ariel Lorenzo Rodríguez, sent a congratulatory message this December 3 to the new graduates of the literacy program that is developed in aboriginal communities of Australia with the application of the Cuban method "Yes I can."

 On the occasion of the graduation ceremony in Santa Teresa, a remote community in the Northern Territory of Australia, the diplomat recognised the hard work carried out by the Australian foundation "Literacy For Life" group team  in charge of the implementation of the program, as well as  from the Cuban advisor Félix A. Hernández from MINED, who was providing methodological advice directly on the field during 2020.

 The Ambassador especially congratulated the graduates for their commendable efforts, while urging them to continue to improve themselves.  He took the opportunity to ratify the solidarity commitment of Cuba and the diplomatic mission that he represents in order to continue supporting the development of this noble literacy program, which is already part of the ties of friendship and cooperation that unite the peoples of both  countries.

 The Cuban method of literacy ¨Yes I can¨ has been applied in Australia with the support of Cuba since 2012. Since then, it has been implemented  in 11 Aboriginal communities in two major Australian jurisdictions, New South Wales and the Northern Territory, achieving a retention rate of 64% and more than 250 graduates to date.

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