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Vocational School of Holguin at age 40 with Fidel
Fidel in the inauguration of the Vocational School José Martí in Holguin, fourty years ago. Photo: cubadebate.cu
It is 40 years ago that the leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro Ruz gave to the Holguin people one of the educational works of greatest impact in the east of the Island, the José Martí Vocational School.

Located outside the city of Holguín, the institution opened its doors on September 1, 1977 and since that date has not stopped accumulating stories and experiences of multiple generations.

Amalia Ricardo, now retired, at that time was one of the young teachers selected to be part of the teaching faculty in the subject of Chemistry.

No one who has had the privilege of having been that day at the inauguration can erase the date from his memory, she assured, who now with red eyes remember the erect figure of the Commander in Chief walking by the hallways of the center. It was incredible the brilliance of the act, the torrential downpour seemed only a virtual effect, because everyone that we were there remained motionless and expectant as if we did not feel the rain more and more intense.

Someone might think that the rain made the party worse, but it is not. "We are happy, very happy! It has been so long since it rained in this northern part of the East, where the spring was dry, we are very glad that it has rained heavily these days, "Fidel said in his speech as water jets poured from his cap.

There we committed ourselves to take care of the school, Amalia emphasizes, to demand for the development of classes with a high degree of quality to deliver, as was done and will be continued, the men and women of science who with their knowledge contribute to the development and growth of Cuba.

Near the beginning of a new school year, the installation, of more than 90 thousand square meters is today a great Educational Complex with its original name, José Martí that includes, besides the Pre-Vocational Institute of Exact Sciences, an urban preuniversity, a secondary school and teacher training school.

Around a thousand students in blue uniform and red badge will walk the corridors of the vocational in this course and many more will be also the experiences that accumulate between these new generations with the guidance of Fidel and Martí.
With information of ACN

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