Mozambique recalls 35 years of internationalist schools on the Isle

Celebran-en-Mozambique-2Mozambique recalled this week the 35 years of internationalist schools in the Isle of Youth, Cuba that received hundreds of children and young people of the African country when it liberated from colonialism.

 

Involving young people of the first group that started to form in the second Cuban island in 1977 and now work as doctors, engineers, lawyers and economists

Celebran-en-Mozambique-2Mozambique recalled this week the 35 years of internationalist schools in the Isle of Youth, Cuba that received hundreds of children and young people of the African country when it liberated from colonialism.

Many of the young members of the first group that started to form in the second Cuban island in 1977 and today are prestigious professionals such as doctors, engineers, lawyers and economists, who work in the service of their country with a similar spirit of solidarity in which they were educated, attended to the political and cultural activity organized by the Mozambican Association of Friendship and Solidarity with Peoples (AMASP).
Bernardo Abadía, one of those students and now member of that organization, expressed what Cuba means for them and for other peoples of the world, especially for the countries of the black continent, needed of qualified force for developing those nations.

Celebran-en-Mozambique-3Those former students thanked Fidel and Cuba, for having made them such good men and provided them with a comprehensive training.
A wire from the Embassy of Cuba in Maputo reported the emotional meeting, during which was recalled the arrival of adolescents to the island after the offer made by the Cuban leader Fidel Castro to the then Mozambican President Samora Moises Machel, where they would be prepared from primary school to university and respond to the development plans of the Portugal’s former colony.
Cuban professor Noelvis Rodriguez Corría, who was a principal at a school in the Isle of Youth, narrated stories of those early days and the development of unique internationalist experience, which also benefited young people from over 30 countries from Africa, Asia and Latin America in those schools that started at the end of 1970.
The ceremony was also attended by Rafael Jimeno López, Cuba’s ambassador in
Celebran-en-Mozambique-1Mozambique; Baptista Machecheie, president of the Association of Cuban Revolution Friendship, members of  the Association of Mozambique-Cuba Friendship and of the Association of Cuban Residents and Friends of Cuba, as well as collaborators of the Caribbean nation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Translation: Lien Fernández Sánchez



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