Subject: Timor Leste Appreciates Cuban Educational Aid

Cuban News Agency

Timor Leste Appreciates Cuban Educational Aid

Havana, Nov 23 (acn) Timor Leste's Prime Minister, Xanana Gusmao, thanked Cuba for its cooperation in the field education through the "Yes, I can" teaching method which has been widely implemented in that nation in southeast Asia.

Gusmao -along with interim Parliament President, Vicente Guterres, Education Minister, Joao Cancio, and the Cuban ambassador, Ramon Hernandez- presided over the graduation ceremony of 400 students from Timor Leste who learn to read and write in three months thanks to the Cuban teaching method.

The national literacy campaign undertaken in Timor Leste, which is been supervised by eleven Cuban experts, includes 231 classrooms throughout the country, reports PL news agency.

During his speech at the event, Gusmao ratified the government's commitment to support the educational programs in that nation where nearly 50 percent of the population is illiterate.

The ceremony was also attended by delegates from the Catholic Church, the United Nations special representative and the diplomatic corps in the capital Dili.


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