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  • 01 / 20 / 2007

Yo si puedo
The Cuba literacy method Yes I Can is being applied in different languages, including indigenous, with satisfactory results, its author doctor Leonela Relys explained.

The best example is Venezuela, the second nation free of literacy in Latin America, where the method has been practiced since 2003, she pointed out.

Its use in the five continents has taught two million persons to learn to read and write.

In addition to Spanish the method includes Portuguese, English, Creole, Quechua and Aymara, the specialist explained.

Countries such as Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Caribbean nations, Grenada and Oceania have benefited with this method and, currently, there are more than 400 thousand enrolled.

The first steps to design this program began in 1999 radio broadcasts proposed by Cuban president, Fidel Castro.

The project arose from the need to combat this scourge of 870 million illiterate people in the world, half women and 113 million children.

The success of the I Can method is its universal character allowing application in different contexts.

Today 22 nations are speaking Spanish, English and autochthonous languages use this method.

Source: Radio Cadena Agramonte

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