Dominican Republic graduates Ecuadorian students

The Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (Mescyt) and the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development (Mepyd), through the Directorate of Foreign Languages, graduated a total of 15 Ecuadorian students residing in the most vulnerable areas of this South American country in the “Immersion English for Competitiveness” program.

The head of Mescyt, Dr. Franklin García Fermín, stated that the international cooperation initiative called “Awana English Learning Program”, is one of the six projects approved within the framework of the V Meeting of the Joint Commission between Ecuador and the RD, held on July 13 last year in Quito, Ecuador.

García Fermín assured that the project seeks to promote English language learning among young university students in the Republic of Ecuador, taking into account the most vulnerable areas, as well as gender parity.

Congratulations to the graduates

“I sincerely congratulate the graduates who graduate from the Awana-Mescyt program, after their successful immersion in a dynamic and enriching learning environment to appropriate English as a second language,” said García Fermín.

Ecuatorianos GraduadosThe Ambassador of Ecuador in the RD, Santiago Martínez Espíndola, said that the Dominican Government, through the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development and the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology, is offering English immersion training for a hundred students from the South American country.

The plenipotentiary of the Dominican Republic in Ecuador, Luis Kalaff, emphasized that the objective of the project is to strengthen the English language skills of the students of peoples and nationalities of the South American country within one of the projects coordinated through the Government of the RD.

Project aspires to more aid

On her side, the general director of Multilateral Cooperation, Sandra Lara, stressed that the international cooperation project “Awana English Learning Program” aims to train about 100 Ecuadorian university students, taking into account gender parity and the most vulnerable sectors of that country.

The head of the Secretariat of Management and Development of Peoples and Nationalities of Ecuador, Marcos Guatemal Anrango, highlighted that the Awana-Mescyt English program is proud to have received a select and diverse group of 27 students, including university students and young professionals between 18 and 33 years of age, from 24 provinces of Ecuador, with the aim of strengthening the English language skills of students from peoples and nationalities of the Andean nation.

It is recalled that this program was officially launched on March 14, 2023, with the participation of the 27 selected students and representatives of the collaborating entities. Its duration is 26 weeks with 5 days of virtual classes.

The graduates were represented by Blanca Alicia Tamaño Santacruz, who pointed out that the wealth of experiences and knowledge of each participant nurtured the program, creating a dynamic and enriching learning environment for the acquisition of the English language.

They were present

Also present were Mescyt’s Vice Ministers, Paula Disla and José A. Cancel, as well as Mescyt’s Director of Foreign Languages, Giseh Cuesta; the head of the Academic Coordination Department, Zomnia Schott; the head of the Supervision and Training Division, Douglas J. Castillo Rodríguez, and the head of the Administrative Coordination Department, Patricia Chalas. In addition, the person in charge of South-South and Triangular Cooperation, Leticia Sánchez, and the Cooperation Officer, Rosa Julia Bayona.

Also participating in the ceremony was a delegation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the RD, made up of the Counselor and Head of International Cooperation and Cultural and Academic Affairs, Ingrid Herrera; the Head of Cooperation, Gisselle Rodríguez; the Secretary for the Management and Development of Peoples and Nationalities of Ecuador, Marco Aníbal Guatemal Anrango, and the Director of International Cooperation SGDPN, Neptalí Espinosa Velásquez.


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