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El Paraiso, vulnerable neighborhood under transformation in Holguín

Vulnerable neighborhood in transformation in Holguin

Disorder, micro dumps, groups of unemployed young people, illegalities and unhealthiness, were the daily reality in El Paraíso, a vulnerable neighborhood in the city of Holguín, located in Reparto Alcides Pino.

Starting 2017 and through the efforts of Orlys Pacheco, delegate of the district, this reality was gradually transformed to become today the socio-cultural project “Mi barrio se mueve”, based on the needs defined by the residents themselves.

A number of renovations such as the repair of the elementary school, the shop, the doctor’s office, the creation of areas for sound recreation, including a children’s playground and a sports field, the management of new job offers and training courses capable of linking the newcomers to work, are the daily life of this settlement.

A number of renovations such as the repair of the elementary school, the shop, the doctor’s office, the creation of areas for sound recreation, including a children’s playground and a sports field, the management of new job offers and training courses capable of linking the newcomers to work, are the daily life of this settlement.

Yoenia Ortiz, director of the elementary school for more than 10 years and resident of the community, recognized the programs developed in this vulnerable neighborhood as an example of the work of the Cuban Revolution in the social sphere despite the lack of resources, thus promoting local development.

The educator, with vast experience in primary education, stressed to ACN that the fundamental contributions of the transformations are focused on improving the hygienic-sanitary conditions of the place and raising the standard of living of the population.

She pointed out that several parallel projects are currently being developed, such as meetings of amateur artists, poetry evenings, sanitation work, volunteer work in social institutions, among other activities.

At the same time, Mariam Domínguez, cultural promoter, gave as an example the Tree and Friendship Festivals, with reforestation days, educational talks, workshops, sports activities, self-improvement courses, book sales and gastronomic offers.

She also pointed out that the villagers participate in the “Almiquí” film project, where a group of children film, edit and share videos of their daily activities on social networks.

Similarly, Orlys Pacheco, promoter of this initiative, highlighted the support of government authorities and the progress achieved with the cooperation of the villagers, for example the repair of houses and the connection to the aqueduct and sewage systems.

El Paraíso is included in the program for the revival of vulnerable communities, which covers 45 settlements in this eastern territory, in the 14 municipalities, with improvements in water and sewage networks, housing, roads, access to services, and the promotion of healthy recreation, among other fronts.

El Paraíso is included in the program for the revival of vulnerable communities, which covers 45 settlements in this eastern territory, in the 14 municipalities, with improvements in water and sewage networks, housing, roads, access to services, and the promotion of healthy recreation, among other fronts.

With information by Eileen Esther Molina Fernández – ACN / Translated by Radio Angulo

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