The signing of the Memorandum aims to exchange good practices in public policies, programs, experience and knowledge in the field of education, between the two countries.
The signing of the memorandum is the culmination of the work that has been done since last June with technical tables and meetings that define important topics where Cuba and Colombia will work to share their experiences and learning.
On June 13, the Cuban Educational Mission in Colombia met with the Secretary of Education, Professor Edna Bonilla, who presented the six achievements of Education in the First Place seal and the possible lines of cooperation. Hence this memorandum is planned.
Immediately, on July 19, UnicefColombia and the Educational Mission held a technical panel on initial education and literacy, and the way in which the Cuban model responds to these processes. The literacy team of the Directorate of Sciences, Technology and Educational Media of the District Secretary of Education participated in this table.
Considering these two events, the Memorandum of Understanding is designed to cover the following topics as the main axes of exchange:
· Curriculum design and pedagogical monitoring plans.
· Experiences to develop talent in the STEM area.
· Programs for postgraduate academic training for teachers.
· Phonics methodology in initial education and learning to read and write.
· Strengthening family capacities for parenting.
· Human Rights Approach to public education.
“We have had 4 extraordinary years in matters of education. We are working on several strategies and this will undoubtedly be one more that will shine,” said Secretary Edna Bonilla when referring to the possibilities that the memorandum will be opened to exchange experiences and build joint initiatives regarding early childhood training, science, postgraduate studies and more. more. topics.
“This is an opportunity to make things happen. We have no reason not to continue. Trust us. For everything you think Cuba can use, we are here,” said Javier Caamaño, Cuban ambassador to Colombia.
“We know that we have many points in common and we hope that this is the beginning of many,” said Marbelys Cuéllar, representative of the Cuban Educational Mission in Colombia, referring to the interest of this union.