Canberra, 18th of December 2017. The Cuban method of literacy for adults, "Yes I Can", continues to be applied successfully in the aboriginal communities of New South Wales, under the leadership of the Literacy for Life Foundation, its president Jack Beetsony and the advice of the Cuban specialists, Lucy Núñez and Félix Hernández.
On December 13, 14 and 15, three new graduation ceremonies were held in the towns of Walgett, Toomelah and Boggabilla, which were attended by all those who have contributed to finance, coordinate and sustain this noble project, from the community authorities to the volunteers who have offered their selfless help in the classrooms. A representation of the Embassy of Cuba in Australia was also present.
During the three days, certificates and recognitions were awarded to several dozen students of different ages, from adolescents to senior citizens, who successfully completed a literacy program of approximately three months.
Since its introduction in 2012, the Cuban method of literacy "Yo sí puedo" has been applied in 8 aboriginal communities in Australia and has achieved, to this date, the graduation of 169 people in total. The course is not only focused on developing and enhancing the skills to read and write but also to stimulate the well-being of the respective communities and the cooperation among its inhabitants.