Around 70,000 people to leave illiteracy behind this month
Santo Domingo. – Around 70,000 people will graduate from the National Literacy Program’s first nuclei this month, launched by president Danilo Medina in January, government coordinator Pedro Luis Castellanos announced Thursday.
He said in its first stage 315,000 illiterate Dominicans have formed part of the education effort through a flexible teaching model that lets adults continue learning in their own surroundings.
The official spoke after the signing agreements to promote the plan with Santo Domingo mayor Roberto Salcedo, Literacy Board CEO Francisco Antonio Mendez and with several universities at the Palacio Consistorial, Colonial Zone.
Castellanos said the program, “Quisqueya learns you” will include some working skills to help participants enter the labor market.
He said some 26,500 volunteers have been working in the push thus far, noting that before the plan 851,400 people, 15 or older admitted they were illiterate in the last census.
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