New graduates of the “Yes, I can” literacy program in Aboriginal communities of Australia

Canberra, October 21, 2019. - New graduates of the literacy campaign with the implementation with the Cuban model “Yes, I can” in Aboriginal communities of Australia, received their certificates during the graduation ceremony recently held in Campbelltown, New South Wales, where the extension of the program to urban areas began early this 2019.

In a day full of joy and emotions, 12 students in total were recognized before their family and friends. The function was chaired by Jack Beetson, executive president of the Literacy for Life Foundation, which has been in charge of this literacy campaign since 2012.



On behalf of the Cuban Embassy attended the Third Secretary who congratulated the students on the merits achieved and reaffirmed Cuba's willingness to continue supporting the development and extension of the “I, yes I can” in the country.

According to statistics, with the implementation of the Cuban model in communities of aboriginal descent or ancestry have been achieved four times better retention rates than with similar methods applied in previous years. As result, approximately 200 adults have learned to read and write to date.

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