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Cuba boosts special educational programs
Thanks to the political will of the Cuban government, some 3,000 families from the island's eastern province of Las Tunas will benefit from an improved educational network for children with special needs.

According to one of the coordinators of the special teaching program, Fredesvinda Lindice, there are some 20 schools for special education in the 8 municipalities of Las Tunas, and one computer for each 22 students, an unprecedented proportion.

Lindice explained that the comprehensive educational programs go from elementary school to post-graduate courses.

She also referred to a team of travelling teachers who are in charge of teaching 110 students with physical impairments and who will also be fully incorporated into society thanks to this initiative.

Nearly 60% of the 800 teachers devoted to Special Education in Las Tunas are university graduates from that specialty, and 350 of them are currently taking a master's degree course in Education Sciences.

Source: Radio Habana Cuba

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