At least 69 Cuban schools have joined the UNESCO Associated Schools Project by which they become labs for innovation and improvement of education.
The United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization created the network in 1953. It currently groups 7,000 institutions from 170 countries.
Since the Island joined the project in 1953, it has developed multiple tasks in the entire country’s education system, coordinator for the project in Cuba, Delia Vera, said.
The network covers four main themes: world concerns and the role of the UN system, human rights and democracy, intercultural learning and environmental protection.
It also has several educational projects devoted to world heritage. One is “Breaking the Silence”, about the transatlantic slave trade.
The objective is to improve education quality, both within each school in the project and in their territories, as a contribution to education nationwide.
Source: Prensa Latina