The Chilean Navy has started the first “Citizen Training Program”. in Chile an unprecedented school project to provide young people with educational content to contribute to their education as citizens.
The ceremony, held at the Naval War Academy in Viña del Mar and under all health protocols for Covid-19, was presided over by the Commander in Chief of the Navy, Admiral Julio Leiva. There the Undersecretary of State for Defense, Cristián de la Maza, the Ambassador of Japan to Chile, Shibuya Kazuhisa, took part in person, in the virtual presence of the Education Minister Raúl Figueroa and in place of the General Director for Personnel of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ricardo Marcos; and the Navy’s Director of Education, Rear Admiral Juan Alberto Lerdón. In addition, other authorities followed the ceremony via video call.
It was Admiral Julio Leiva who highlighted the initiative of the Chilean Navy and E-Chile Digital, assuring that “this is undoubtedly a relevant step in the right direction in creating maritime awareness. New times lead to new challenges and activities. Like this is the best demonstration of conducting education in a digital environment, interacting with children, delivering quality content and having a clear interest in improving the quality of education in Chile “.
“The goal is ambitious and relevant. Introducing thousands of Chilean children and young people into an unknown universe and connecting them to the vast maritime spaces that surround our country is an important challenge, but I am sure it is us, let’s say in the Navy, it will allow us to land safely, “he added. (Pamela Squella)
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