A portrait of the Apostle for the "Fidel Castro Ruz" Primary School.

A portrait of the Apostle for the "Fidel Castro Ruz" Primary School.

Namibia, January 28th, 2021- On the occasion of the 168th Anniversary of the Birth of José Martí, National Hero of Cuba, the Ambassador of Cuba to Namibia, Sidenio Acosta, gave Martha Shilyomunhu, Principal of the “Fidel Castro Ruz” Primary School, a reproduction of a portrait of the Apostle, made by the Cuban painter and patriot Armando García Menocal.

The donation, made at the headquarters of that educational centre, was conducive to Ambassador Acosta highlighting the figure of Martí in the presence of the teaching staff and a representation of the school's students. The Cuban diplomat explained the historical significance of the National Hero for Cuban independence, international solidarity and Latin American unity. Similarly, he highlighted the presence of Marti's ideology in Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution.

During the meeting, as every year, Ambassador Acosta delivered, on behalf of the Cuban collaborators and the Embassy of Cuba, a voluntary contribution to the director Shilyomunhu, to be used to improve the learning conditions of the students.

On her behalf, the Namibian teacher deeply appreciated both donations. She highlighted the historical ties of friendship between Namibia and Cuba. She highlighted the unconditional support received by her school from the Cuban Embassy. Likewise, she expressed the pride and commitment that represents for the teachers and students, the fact that the school bears the name of Fidel Castro.

The “Fidel Castro Ruz” Primary School is located in the Katutura neighbourhood, the most disadvantaged of Windhoek, capital of Namibia. About 1200 children study at the school, from first to seventh grade. Founded in 2007, with only 12 students enrolled, today it is a national reference public educational centre.

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