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Paraguay Targets 180 000 with Cuban Teaching Method
Paraguayan President, Fernando Lugo, stressed that educating adults is one of the State's prioritized objectives, the Spanish news agency EFE reports from Asunción.

While participating in the news conference held in the Paraguayan capital, Lugo pointed out that a large number of technicians are getting ready to apply the Cuban literacy teaching program to achieve the proposed goal.

He recalled that the system has been used in Paraguay since the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, donated 65 modules of television classes to that nation's prize-winning writer Augusto Roa Bastos, during his visit to the archipelago in 2003.

The provinces of Amambay, Asunción, Concepción, Cordillera, Central, Caazapá, San Pedro and Alto Paraná applied this method, awarded with the 2006 "King Sejong" Prize for the Teaching of Basic Literacy, granted by the United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO).

The Uruguayan President announced the educational objectives to be achieved, after travelling to the Bolivian city of Cochabamba to celebrate, along his counterpart, Evo Morales, the declaration of that Andean nation as a territory free of illiteracy.


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