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Lessons of #Love: School for children with physical-motor disabilities in Santiago de #Cuba Via Granma English #HealthCare #EducationForFree #SpecialEducation

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The school is located in Villa Elvira, a residence which the illustrious patriot Emilio Bacardi Moreau (1844-1922) had built for his wife’s enjoyment on the former El Coral estate, in the neighborhood of Cuabitas, outside of the city, on Boniato Road.Perhaps the rural atmosphere with flowering mangoes and palms, surrounded by green hills, combined with the care artists took in the decoration of buildings and gardens, including a large central fountain, as well as the welcoming dormitories and game rooms, and especially the staff, make clear that there is joy here.”I think the opening of the school has been successful,” said Dr. Triana Mederos, national director of Special Education at the Ministry of Education, “because these students with physical-motor disabilities, these first 67 from the provinces of Las Tunas, Holguín, Granma, Guantánamo and Santiago de Cuba, seem to feel at home, as if they had already studied here several years.”“As you can see,” she said, “centers of this kind imply much effort and resources from the state, and although the fundamental objective is the physical, psychological, and pedagogical rehabilitation of children, they are not compulsory schools, and require the willingness and close involvement of parents.”She added that “programs and strategies are designed on the basis of the extensive experience of our teachers, precise diagnoses and attention from specialists in Public Health, the Ministry of Labor and Social Security, the Cuban Association of the Physically Limited (Aclifim), with the decisive integration of parents and families.”

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#Cuba Contributes a Field #Hospital to Help #Mozambique #Aftermath #Hurricane #Idai Via Radio Cadena Agramonte

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Cuba will send a field hospital to Mozambique to reinforce health care there with Cuban doctors deployed in that African country …

The aid will be sent in the coming hours and the hospital has the necessary logistics and personnel to support Mozambicans …

Last week, several regions of Mozambique were hit by cyclone Idai, with winds packing 170 kilometers per hour and heavy rains that left so far over 400 deaths, 110,000 homeless people and significant material losses.

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#LifeStories – Cubans: Why say YES instead of NOT ? #YoVotoSi

Liván Gálvez Correa is 18 years old and knows that his life was at high risk, when he was born with a heart problem that led him to a tracheotomy with only 3 months of life, his family had the support of the best doctors in the country, but he did not have to pay a penny for his care. Today he feels the commitment to give back to the Cuban revolution for the love received, he is a Social worker and feels the need to do a good every day for those who are in need. #YoVotoSi for the Cuban Constitution because #Cuba is founded in work, dignity, and humanism / Via https://www.facebook.com/edu.especial.376


The quality of care offered freely since 1959 to more than 60,000 children with special educational needs made the World Association of Special Education (AMEE) conferred the award World Hope to the Ministry of Education of Cuba (MINED) in 2014.

Special education in Cuba is conceived as a system of schools, care modalities, resources, assistance, counseling and training  to support students at risk groups with special educational needs and also support its families, educators and environment . / Via https://thecubanwindow.wordpress.com/2016/10/07/the-blog-5/

 

Proud to be #Cuban / From the original “Si yo no fuera #Cubano ” Granma #Cuba / #UnBlockCuba #FuerzaCuba

Related –  The proud to be cuban

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If I were not Cuban, how many things I would have lost, how much Creole substance, how much laughter and handshakes.

If the stork had thrown me in other latitudes, I would not have grown up with the doors of my house always open in the middle of a rural, quiet and picturesque neighborhood.

I would not have graduated from college without paying a penny.

I would be missing the pictures next to Jose Marti at school, the memory of the  parents tying blue or red scarves around their young childrens necks the euphoria of the neighbourhood after the Stevenson’s fulminating knockout on the prominent and squarejaw yankee Duanne Bobbick, who was nicknamed “The withe hope” and, hope at last, it was eaten by the goat.

If I were not Cuban, I would have ignored the collective joy that is woven around a large pot full of broth in the middle of the street.

I would not know the clatter of dominoes under an almond tree, nor would I have memories of the “Buey Cansao” of the Van Van, the “Nueva Trova”, Palmas y cañas” or even the meteorological statement of Dr. José Rubiera, known in my town as the Hurricane Hunter

If I were not Cuban I would not have applauded Fidel whenever the carapacho sounded to the characters from the North, I would never have premiered a guayabera and probably did not know anything about the ball, staying out of the crowd when Antonio Muñoz the ball burst and Bobby Salamanca shouted at the top of his lungs: “Goodbye, Lolita of my life.” I would not know the congrí, nor the pig roasted in a plectrum.

If I were not Cuban, I could get up early and not drink coffee, I would always speak softly, I would not joke in the most unexpected places, I would not engage in improvised conversations with any stranger at the bus stop, I would not ask the neighbors for salt, I would not donate blood voluntarily, I would know a little less solidarity, I would not go to hospitals for free, I would not have children protected by free vaccines, I would not pay attention to the Virgin of Charity, to the stamps of San Lazaro or to the offerings left in the trunks of the ceibas.

I would ignore the joy to make a constitution and have the right to vote for it, and above all and live in people strongher tha a twister.

I would never have learn than you van live with less but with more pride, that you can block anything but the smile and the desire to live witout pride.

#FactsMatter – Neither the first or the last version of the New Cuban #Constitution closes the way to #equalmarriage / #YoVotoSi #CubaIsNotFrozenInTime – Via Cubainformacion

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CHAPTER III THE FAMILIES

ARTICLE 81.

Everyone has the right to found a family. The State recognizes and protects families, whatever their form of organization, as a fundamental cell of society and creates the conditions to ensure that the achievement of its goals is fully favored.
They are constituted by legal or fact, of an affect nature, and are based on the equality of rights, duties and opportunities of its members.
The legal protection of the various types of families is regulated by law. (opens the way to be treated the subject in the current code of Cuban family in project also of modification which will be approved in 2 years)

ARTICLE 82.

Marriage is a social and legal institution. It is one of the forms of organization of families. It is based on free consent and in the equality of rights, obligations and legal capacity of
spouses.
The law determines the form in which it is constituted and its effects.
It also recognizes the stable and unique union with legal capacity, which in fact forms a common life project, which under the conditions and circumstances stipulated by law, generate the rights and obligations that this provides.

Spring Break 2019 – POPULATION HEALTH IN CUBA THROUGH SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT / Via international.camden.rutgers.edu

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Faculty Leader: Dr. Nancy Pontes, School of Nursing-Camden

Travel Dates: Spring Break 2019

Class Meeting Times: Tuesdays from 6:00-8:50pm (1/29, 2/12, 2/26, 3/12, 4/16)

Course Number: 57:705:393

Program Cost: Approximately $3,050*

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This Learning Abroad course introduces undergraduate and graduate students to an overview of population health through the lens of community development within the Republic of Cuba. The emphasis of this course is to provide an introduction to key concepts of the Cuban health care system and sustainable community development: why they are important, and how connections among social, cultural, educational and environmental systems are core to successful community development and health

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The importance of a coherent cultural policy (decree 349) in Cuba – Via cuba-networkdefenseofhumanity.blogspot.com

Related / The truth about the Cuban Art Decree 349/2018

Abel Prieto Jiménez, director of the Marti Program Office, stressed on Tuesday the importance of a coherent cultural policy, because when the market dictates the rules it is mediocrity that triumphs.

The former Minister of Culture commented, in reference to decree 349, referring to the implementation of cultural policy in public spaces, that a sad opinion has been created about this regulation, and recalled that in Cuba, from the famous Words to the intellectuals of Fidel Castro, cultural policy has at its center the creator and supports his freedom of creation.

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Crisis Point: The State of Literacy in America By The Room 241 Team / Via education.cu-portland.edu

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The United States is facing a literacy crisis. Yes, crisis. It isn’t new, but its impacts upon our kids, our economy, and our society are far-reaching and expanding. How bad is it? Take a look at some numbers.

  • More than 30 million adults in the United States cannot read, write, or do basic math above a third-grade level. — ProLiteracy
  • Children whose parents have low literacy levels have a 72 percent chance of being at the lowest reading levels themselves. These children are more likely to get poor grades, display behavioral problems, have high absentee rates, repeat school years, or drop out. — National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
  • 75 percent of state prison inmates did not complete high school or can be classified as low literate. — Rand Report: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Correctional Education
  • Low literacy is said to be connected to over $230 billion a year in health care costs because almost half of Americans cannot read well enough to comprehend health information, incurring higher costs. — American Journal of Public Health

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