Mexico, May 1.- A new course of Cuban literacy program Yo Si Puedo (Yes I Can), was inaugurated in the municipality of Ixtapaluca, State of Mexico and opens the doors of knowledge to the Mexicans that will learn with this method.
Carlos Enriquez, president of the municipality, referred to the educational backwardness, to the right to basic education and the eradication of the social injustice that is ignorance.
He pointed out that Cuba is an example of how this social problem can be eliminated and detailed the steps the triumph of the Cuban Revolution implemented to carry out the literacy campaign that ended with the declaration of the Caribbean island as a territory free of illiteracy.
Meanwhile, Ron José Galindo, head of the Office of Education of the Embassy of Cuba in Mexico, pointed out how Cuba became the first country in the American continent to be free of illiteracy in 1961.
This method was promoted in Mexico, at different times, in 14 states and today is applied in the municipalities of Chimalhuacán, Chalco and Ixtapaluca, all of them in the State of Mexico, told Ron Galindo to Prensa Latina.
With this program more than 10 million people in the world is literate, a figure covering more than 30 countries, he said. (Prensa Latina)