Bolivia Prepares Literacy Programs in 36 Indigenous Languages

Next year Bolivia plans to kick off literacy programs in the 36 native languages recognized and spoken in the South American nation, the education ministry announced on Friday.

“It’s very clear that the issue of literacy needs to be diversified and strengthened. We have already started to work with some of them,” the head of the illiteracy campaign, Ramiro Tolaba said to teleSUR.

Tolaba also considers it necessary to create methodologies for teaching literacy to people with hearing and visual disabilities. “We need to make much more progress in this regard and the challenge is huge, but this is what the country needs,” he added.

During the past decade and under the government of President Evo Morales, illiteracy was reduced from 13.3 percent to 2.9, the lowest rate in the history of Bolivia.

Read more: telesur

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