Educator’s Day in Cuba, a celebration for all

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Educator’s Day in Cuba is celebrated on December 22, as decided by the eternal Commander of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz. The news of the successful completion of the Literacy Campaign carried out throughout the country in 1961 was announced on this day, and Cuba was declared free of illiteracy.

And it is not called that day, teacher’s day, or professor’s day, but the educator’s day. To educate is to form integrally, it is to create ethical and moral values, and to convey knowledge, all together so that the final result is individuals capable of irradiating spiritual and material well-being for society, the family and for themselves. The objective of education, for José de Luz y Caballero, was to form men and not phonies. Educated, sincere, patriotic and hard-working men. Hence, the educator in Cuba has the mission of achieving the acquisition of knowledge, the formation of ethical values such as responsibility, industriousness and patriotism.

In Cuba the individual is educated with a universal cosmovision, whose essence is to serve the homeland and the world, from inside or outside the nation, honoring José Martí’s vision that “Cuba is humanity” and his brilliant idea that “minds must be ennobled and souls must be stilled. To instruct is fatal, if simplicity, harmony and the spirituality in the world are not taught at the same time.

Educator and their missions

This approach has allowed the formation of professionals such as doctors, teachers, civil engineers, builders, capable of fulfilling the most difficult missions in so many poor communities of the planet, as a manifestation of an internationalism taken to its maximum expression with the vision of Fidel Castro, faithful follower of José thought.

Educated, sincere, patriotic and hard-working men. Hence, the educator in Cuba has the mission of achieving the acquisition of knowledge, the formation of ethical values such as responsibility, industriousness and patriotism.

In Cuba the individual is educated with a universal cosmovision, whose essence is to serve the homeland and the world, from inside or outside the nation, honoring José Martí’s vision that “Cuba is humanity” and his brilliant idea that “minds must be ennobled and souls must be stilled. To instruct is fatal, if simplicity, harmony and the spirituality in the world are not taught at the same time.

This approach has allowed the formation of professionals such as doctors, teachers, civil engineers, builders, capable of fulfilling the most difficult missions in so many poor communities of the planet, as a manifestation of an internationalism taken to its maximum expression with the vision of Fidel Castro, faithful follower of José Martí’s thought.

And it is precisely the educator who has the responsibility to achieve this cosmovision in the Cuban individual. The educator must be an artist of teaching and life itself. José de Luz y Caballero sums up the quality of an educator when he states that “to instruct can anyone, to educate only whoever is a living evangelist”.

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