Morón (Argentina)

A City’s good practice towards the elimination of discrimination

Within the framework of the Coalition’s Ten Point Plan of Action, the City of Morón has created an Adult Literacy Programme called ‘Encounter’.
The “Encounter” has been developed as part of the ‘Zero Illiteracy Campaign of the Municipality of Moron’ in accordance with the education policies of the Municipality. This Programme is designed to provide support to individuals who are illiterate or are having difficulties with reading and writing despite having completed the first years of school.

Through the six-month programme, students over the age of fifteen have the opportunity to learn how to read and write. Classes are held under the direction of literacy volunteers at the Centres for Literacy, which work in municipal dependences or spaces assigned by social organisations and schools. All participants receive a free kit of materials needed for the course. Also, each school receives materials for the general use. More than 300 people have been able to learn how to read and write and consequently have access to education. Currently, there are 20 literacy centres operating with 60 participants and 40 volunteer teachers. The Programme has enjoyed considerable success thanks to the range of accessible teaching locations.

City Information
Morón is a city in the Argentine province of Buenos Aires, capital of the Morón Partido, located in the Greater Buenos Aires metropolitan area. It has a population of 92,725 inhabitants.

Morón has been a member of the Coalition of Latin American and Caribbean Cities against Racism, Discrimination and Xenophobia.

For more information, please visit: www.moron.gov.ar/educacion (website in Spanish)

See also: Coalición latinoamericana y Caribeña de Ciudades contra el Racismo, la Discriminación y la Xenofobia [PDF in Spanish]

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