HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- More than 300,000 adult Angolans have learned to read and write through an educational method developed by Cuba, named Yes, I can, which has been successfully applied in at least 30 nations around the world.
In Angola, the programme was introduced in 2009, and has proven its effectiveness in the sharp reduction of adult illiteracy in at least eight provinces in the African nation.
Learning to read and write has been largely instrumental in the resounding success achieved by Angola in the eradication of hunger, poverty and disease.
The development of the Cuban educational programme by Angola’s government was enthusiastically supported by several Angolan institutions, including the Angolan Women’s Federation and church groups.
The massive introduction of education has proven to be a major weapon in the successful Angolan struggle against poverty, hunger and disease.
Over six million illiterates in the world have benefitted from the Cuban educational programme “Yes I can”, enthusiastically endorsed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which assigned it its prestigious “King Sejong Literacy Promotion Award in 2006.
It is estimated that over seven million illiterate people in the world have learned to read and write though this incredibly effective Cuban educational method.
The anti-illiteracy programme has two follow ups, also developed by Cuba: Yes, I can read and write, and Yes, I can continue learning.