Ecuador awarded honorsfor literacy project by UNESCO

Posted on September 9, 2014 • Filed under: Culture, Ecuador, Social Issues reportedEcuador’s literacy project has been named the winner of UNESCO’s Rey Sejong Literacy Prize. The prize was received on Monday, August 8, in Bangladesh by Ecuador’s Minister of Education, Augusto Espinosa.

Espinoza said that 325,000 people have benefited in 2012 and 2013 from its program that not only teaches reading and writing, but also citizenship, health and nutrition.

He noted that education in indigenous communities is provided in the mother tongue of the people, with special attention given to their cultural views. As a result more than 44,000 people have learned to read and write in the Kichwa language. Moreover 29,000 people of the Montubia group have participated, and 6,287 people from Afro-Ecuadorian groups. Read Article

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