Caracas, Oct 29. -Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez thanked the Cuban government for the aid given through the teaching method Yes, I Can, on the occasion of the 6th anniversary of the proclamation of Venezuela as illiteracy-free territory.During a telephone conversation with the promoters of the Grand Patriotic Pole, who were met at the Teresa Carreno Theater, the president sent greetings to the more than 1.5 million Venezuelans who learned to read and write with that method.
Chavez expressed his gratitude to the "revolutionary Cuba that offered us its Yes, I Can method, and all the experience of Fidel Castro and the Cuban people. Thanks, Cuba! Thanks, Fidel in this anniversary."
Regarding that he said the Robinson Mission, which also marks its sixth anniversary, is "an example of what can be achieved when we get together to do any task, no matter how difficult it might be."
The Venezuelan president recalled that six years ago, the UN Education, Science, and Culture Organization declared Venezuela an illiteracy-free territory thanks to the implementation of the Robinson Mission, which reached the most remote places of the country. (Prensa Latina)