Demonstrating that testimonies must not be silent, the participants cried when they heard of painful stories like the young Saharawi Omar Hanesa who spoke on behalf of his country, which was occupied by Morocco in 1975 after being a Spanish colony.
Talks on illiteracy and the struggle for its eradication in the twentieth century, and the role of the student movement for public, free and quality education, are just some of the activities that will take place today as part of the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students.
SOCHI, Russia.– Friendship abounds between the peoples of the world in Sochi, a city that has been overtaken by young people, in a fraternal encounter that has erased language barriers, as the universal language of affection and the struggle for peace prevails, in defense of the achievements of each.
Suselys Morfa González, first secretary of the Young Communist League (UJC), told the press that the Cuban delegation to the global event has experienced intense emotions and joy, and grown in maturity through its participation.
Cuba has become a member of the international organizing committee for the 19th World Festival of Youth Sochi-2017, elected during the third preparatory meeting held in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
The good news joins another announcement made earlier, regarding the decision to dedicate the event to Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz, in recognition of his example, lasting legacy, and decisive contribution to the preservation of the tradition of these festivals and the defense of their founding principles.