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    Default Literacy graduation exposed as fake

    Yesterday, the Santo Domingo mayor's office organised a graduation ceremony for 2,500 people who had supposedly been taught to read and write as part of the "Quisqueya Aprende Contigo" literacy campaign.
    Embarrassingly, when journalists interviewed some of the so-called graduates, they said they had not attended any lessons and had no idea why they were at the ceremony or what it was about.

    http://www.elcaribe.com.do/2016/04/1...-alfabetizadas



    The video is all over social media today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chirimoya View Post
    Yesterday, the Santo Domingo mayor's office organised a graduation ceremony for 2,500 people who had supposedly been taught to read and write as part of the "Quisqueya Aprende Contigo" literacy campaign.
    Embarrassingly, when journalists interviewed some of the so-called graduates, they said they had not attended any lessons and had no idea why they were at the ceremony or what it was about.

    http://www.elcaribe.com.do/2016/04/1...-alfabetizadas



    The video is all over social media today.
    all they knew is that somebody gave them 500 pesos and told them to show up.

    then, they will add these 2500 people to the list of people who are now literate.

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    Unbelievable! Such a shame and disgrace regarding an important and chronic issue in the DR. So can we say Quisqueya aprende contigo is a farce?

    Then people wonder why the illiteracy rate is so high in 2016??!!! The 21st century. Being able to write your name does not mean a person is literate. The illiteracy rate is much higher then the government will have anyone believe.



    From a language perspective anyone notice the vernacular of the people interviewed? I am not surprised. Out of curiosity, I wonder how literate they are although they have no idea why they are participating in the event.


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    the guy at around 2 minute mark sounds (and looks) downright mentally retarded...

    salcedo has already addressed that saying that is normal that there are all sorts of folks invited to those functions and that they had orange chalecos put on in confusion.
    http://www.elcaribe.com.do/2016/04/1...plan-quisqueya

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    Must not be too literate if they cannot read the sign in front and then say they do not know what is going on.

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    wow brassy at the worst... indictments all over the place...investigations /pardons...//inquisitions.../fines/ court cases//sub penas/etc....lawyers hired and fired...denials and reractions...press conferences, meetings, photo sessions ..press releases....what else.???

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    Where is Pichardo? We need some help putting a spin on this one.

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    spin it bu--cr-- just like atlanta ga...18$mil missing. from a panel....no investigations yet...big money big crap ola...
    but if it was presented we are all lusting after the same ....

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    My wife watched this and could not stop laughing. It really is not that funny, she said, but the fact is that politicians think they can get away with anything. That is what they do. Many do nothing.

    The leaders are not only to be blamed. The problem with this program, and with much of Dominican politics, is that money funnels down the chain without proper attention or with no supervision whatsoever.

    Rosa said that she personally knows people who received money from this program who did not teach, but rather registered people and sent the list in to hq. More than just one "culpable." Corruption is unfortunately endemic to Dominican society from the luxury jepeta owner to lowest living under tin in barrios.

    And people wonder why there is so much apathy!!!!

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    I am astonish so many people are astonish! Thats the way this country works in mostly everything. Thats because so many foreign students won't to study hear. Its easy you just have to be that dumb as your fellow student

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