20.02.2012 - Education Sector

Assistant Director-General of UNESCO visits associated school in Cuba

UNESCO La Habana

n February 17, Mr Qian Tang, Assistant Director-General of UNESCO for Education, visited the UNESCO Associated School "Mariano Martí", located in Old Havana, a World Heritage site.

Herman van Hooff, director of the UNESCO Office in Havana, Natasha Diaz Arguelles, specialist of the National Cuban Commission for UNESCO, Miguel Llivina, National Professional Officer for Education at the UNESCO Havana Office, and Delia Vera, coordinator of the Associated School Network in Cuba, accompanied Mr Tang during the visit.

The director of the school, teachers and students warmly welcomed the UNESCO representative and explained to him several projects developed in the institution, placing particular emphasis on those relating to the protection of world heritage and risk management of natural disasters. To conclude the visit, the schoolchildren provided a beautiful cultural performance.

This elementary school is located on Paula St., a few metres from the birthplace of the Cuban National Hero Jose Marti (son of Don Mariano Martí). This educational institution teaches from first to sixth grade.

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