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Monday, June 1, 2009
Cuba: A Happy Childhood for Kids
By Tay Toscano Jerez/ Radio Cadena Agramonte
I have deeply installed in my mind that song that goes “Amanecer feliz, sonríele a la vida así…” and think about it today, because the children of Cuba have plenty of reasons to wake up happy every daybreak.
While news report about the mistreatment the street children are subjected in many parts of the world; otherwise, boys and girls are happy in this island because for them it is won right, what is a dream for others.
So, every morning when children go to their schools it is like a kind of a party of uniforms and neckerchiefs, of guarantee that when they arrive to their classrooms they’ll find their teachers. Education is compulsory and free, not matter how special they are. Maybe they don’t know about figures, but are certain that the State does not spare efforts to educate them well.
When kids fall ill, neither children nor parents have to worry about the cost of medical care and health insurance, because these services are free and specialized.
There are plenty of reasons here for a happy dawn on June 1st, International Children's Day.
We adults share this happiness with the youngest ones and live with them the assurance of a promising future, so why don’t we sing: “este es un amanecer feliz y sonreímos a la vida porque sí.”