- Posted September 19, 2013 by
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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66 year old woman gets primary education diploma and encourages other senior citizens
García, at 66 years old, arrives early at the market, searching for food, and afterwards engages conversation with the people that live near her home.
This has been her every day task for the past 30 decades, but this year something has changed: Luzmanda can write her own name.
García or Doña Ulla, a nickname given to her by other residents, graduated this september from "Quiqueya aprende contigo", which is part of the National Plan of Alfabetization that plans to eliminate ileteracy in Dominican Republic.
García explained that as a child she did not go to school
because she had to take care of her 10 siblings and her mother prohibited her to do so.
This silent heroe says that event though she is not a teacher or school director she feels commited to incentivate other senior citizens to get their primary education diploma.
"If an old women like me pulled it of, so can they".
You tube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDP_6AYbRCY&feature=player_embedded
Complete story: http://www.acento.com.do/index.php/news/120101/56/Luzmanda-Garcia-Ya-se-leer-y-escribir.html
Story credit: Merybell Reynoso for the local newspaper Acento.com.do
Photo: Juan Camilo Cortéz
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