Highlighted Fidel Castro's Role in Special Education in Cuba
The role played by the recently deceased historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, in the development of Special Education in the country, was highlighted today by professionals in the sector.
'There is no person in this world with the human sensitivity of Fidel, hence his manifest love for children, particularly those who need special education!' Marlen Triana, director of Special Education in Cuba, told Prensa Latina.
At a press conference held here at the Ministry of Education, Triana recalled the words of the legendary head of the Rebel Army, when with the inauguration of the Dora Alonso Special School on January 4, 2002, he called on all educators of that education to provide the best of care to these children.
Then 'our Commander in Chief told us that the care and education of these children was a science and urged us to seek the best resources, to perfect the methodology to meet the challenge,' he said.
In this regard, Dr. Ivette Méndez, director of the Latin American Reference Center for Special Education (Celaee), stated that the Ministry of Education is in full development and 'Special Education is in the front line'.