Timor Leste will be Declared Free of Illiteracy Thanks to Cuba

Yes I can <> Yo sí puedo

Timor Leste will be declared free of illiteracy in 2012, after more than 117,000 people have learned to read and write with the Cuban method Yes I can, confirmed the Cuban Embassy in Dili.

 According to the article published in cubaminrex thousands of Cubans teachers located in 27 communities in Timor Leste work with the objective of declaring the country free of ignorance in the coming months.

The number of people who have been taught to read and write is 80 percent of the population detected as illiterate, said the document.

The initiative of teaching the residents of this nation began in 2003 when the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, proposed the program to the President of Timor Leste, Kay Rala Xanana.

In this context, Fidel Castro also raised the issue of Cuban health programs to improve the deteriorated human development indicators in Timor Leste.

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