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The Robinson Mission celebrates this Friday 19 years guaranteeing millions of Venezuelans the constitutional right to free, compulsory and quality education.

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Since its creation on July 1, 2003, the social program has contributed to the inclusion process, which allowed the nation to be freed from illiteracy. With the use of the “Yes, I can” method developed by Cuban specialists and the support of the Venezuelan Armed Forces.

The “Yes, I can” method proved to be more understandable for adults who did not receive basic instruction during their childhood and youth.

The name of this Mission pays a well-deserved tribute to the teacher and thinker SimĂłn RodrĂ­guez, who decided to use the pseudonym Samuel Robinson during his time in hiding in Jamaica.

The Robinson Mission was possible thanks to the will of the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution Hugo Chávez and Commander Fidel Castro, who saw the need to help Venezuelans overcome illiteracy as a result of decades of exclusion.



A little more than two years after its creation, on October 28, 2005, Venezuela was declared a territory free of illiteracy by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco, for its acronym in English), after teaching one million 484 thousand 543 citizens to read and write, with which the illiteracy rate was below one percent.

Other achievements of the educational program have been the literacy of indigenous communities in the states of Amazonas, Anzoátegui, Apure, Bolívar, Delta Amacuro, Monagas, Sucre and Zulia, providing comprehensive assistance to one of the most neglected sectors of the nation.

Currently the Robinson Mission continues to educate the most vulnerable population, helping millions of people to break the barriers of illiteracy.

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