Cuban Literacy Method Helps More Australian Aboriginal Communities

Two new Australian aboriginal communities are the latest successes from the literacy campaign using the Cuban method "Yo si puedo" (Yes, I Can), following the positive results previously experienced among that population.

After the successful pilot demonstration in Wilcannia, the communities of Bourke and Enngonia are starting courses in which about 50 people have enrolled, in two activities with the participation of Cuban Ambassador Pedro Monzon.

As in the first projects, this effort benefits from the support of autochthonous authorities and members of the Land Council, mayors, local businesses, police, and the general public.

It is also receiving support from the Community Labor Party, the Aboriginal Health Services, the Paaki Murdi Corporation, the University of New England, and the Literacy for Life Foundation, among other state and non-governmental entities.

At an event to celebrate the opening of the two courses, Aboriginal Adult Literacy Campaign Project coordinator Jack Beetson praised the Cuban education method, implemented and overseen by Professor Lucia Nuñez, along with the results already obtained in Wilcannia.