Contramaestre, Sept 26.- The 2019-2020 school year has been affected by the Covid-19 in Cuba, and the second half resumes its classes with readjustments and an atypical program. Hence, the Organización de Pioneros José Martí (“José Martí Pioneers Organization”), also known as OPJM, extends the culmination of some activities until the month of October.
Yaquelín Domínguez Tamayo, president of the Pioneers in Contramaestre explained that among the postponed processes is the change of attributes. This event that brings the family and the school together is held every year in homage to the birth of Antonio Maceo and Ernesto Che Guevara on June 14. This is the moment when the Moncadist Pioneers identified with the blue scarf assume the red one to become José Martí Pioneers.
Since this is one of the most important processes of the OPJM during the school period, it will be resumed next September 29th but inside the classrooms, without the presence of the parents and with the permanent use of the nasobuco.
Farewell to the ninth grade pioneers
In conversation with the leader of the OPJM of the municipality of Contramaestre, he clarified that the ninth grade students will be dismissed and handed over to the Federation of High School Students (FEEM).
The pioneers with the best results in school life and in the pioneer organization during the three courses will have to tell their experiences in ceremonies held in the same detachments, complying with the use of the nasobuco and with the oriented physical distancing.
Domínguez Tamayo also highlights that the selection of the Base Guide, the Moncada Guide and the Guide of the Pioneer Explorers Movement is still pending. The proposals must be presented in each of the detachments and the pioneers will choose who will represent them.
Emphasis is placed on the selection of a young, dynamic person who is in tune with the needs and concerns of the pioneers in primary, secondary and special education.
Back to the classrooms with rigorous hygienic measures
The importance of concluding the 2019-2020 school year made it necessary to return to the classrooms in strict compliance with health and hygiene measures. The aim is to prevent a resurgence of the Sars Cov-2 virus in schools; to do so, it is essential that the nasobuco virus is used correctly not only by the pioneers but also by teachers and parents themselves.
It is with this demand that in September and October the school year must be conducted in the territory where each school has the necessary resources to carry out frequent hand washing and to comply with the distance between pioneers and teachers.
The pioneers also deserve congratulations from the OPJM leader because they responded positively to the resumption of the school year, always with the support of the family and the community.