Havana, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The democratic transformation of the Colombian countryside involves changes in education, science, and technology, the guerrilla representation in peace talks with the government of that country said today in this capital.
About this issue, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) released six minimum proposals to improve the situation in these areas, in which dozens of previous proposals are included to promote agriculture and rural development.
Before retaking talks today with the delegation of the government of Juan Manuel Santos, guerrilla woman Tanja Nijmeijer read the document to the press, which establishes as a priority the universal and free elementary and junior high education for children and youth in the countryside.
In this sense, it includes eradicating illiteracy, and ensuring educational equipments, books, uniforms, transportation, and food.
Furthermore, the guerrilla’s program refers
to the encouragement to the technical and technological training of young people, with a special scholarship program, mainly agricultural or related disciplines.
The other reported proposals refer to a special program for the socio-economic research and a rural and agricultural census, encouragement to investigation-participatory action in rural communities, and the protection and strengthening of knowledge and ancestral and own learning.
Today’s agenda include the end of the sixth round of talks, which began on November 19 at the permanent venue of the Havana’s Conference Center, and statements from both parties are expected, as has been customary in previous periods.