14 de October de 2014 - 10:40 am Tiempo de lectura: 2 minutos | No. de palabras: 302 | 1902 visitas
The President of the Andean Parliament, Javier Reátegui, commended the Government’s decision to implement the Project of the City of Knowledge and emphasized the unanimous decision of the 25 members of the Andean Parliament to sign the “Declaration of Yachay” calling for other Andean countries to replicate the project.
During the Andean Parliament’s visit to the Campus of the Yachay University of Experimental and Technological Research at Urcuquí, which is on a cultural heritage site, on October 1, he stressed: “Ecuador already took the first step, other countries must go the same way. This work means the development of the country. “.
Reátegui, with Héctor Rodriguez, CEO of Yachay Public Company, recalled the thoughts of Nelson Mandela, which underlined education as the most powerful tool to change the world. Héctor Rodríguez compared this with the Ecuadorian Government’s effort to change education, as well as the productive and economic matrix.
He noted that the City of Knowledge also has the important task of rescuing cultural and traditional values. “The Andean Community is based on cultural diversity which must be respected and known, and the understanding of these values will change the world,” he said.
The Vice President of The Andean Parliament, Silvia Salgado, expressed with delight that the Yachay Project is inscribed within a more comprehensive project. “The Knowledge Revolution means changing the economic development model and the deepening of democracy,” she said. She also said the plan for Yachay transcends not only into the Andean Community but into the South American Region.
Meanwhile, Wendy Terán Jiménez, President of the Youth Andean Parliament in Ecuador, said Yachay strengthens the national culture. “From this you can get to full integration, to a higher quality of education and so, develop [our country] as a world power. An educated society can really develop a country, “she stressed. (JMP-VE / YACHAY EP)