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Published on Tuesday, September 21, 2021
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The new children's book “Cabagra: Narraciones de my comunidad indigena” (Cabagra: tales about my indigenous community in the English language) shares stories written by children and teachers from the indigenous territory of Cabagra in Puntarenas Province.

The book was virtually launched by the Ministry of Education. Joining the celebration were children from the Cabagra indigenous school and children from the Buenaventura Corrales public school in San José city.

The Embassy of Spain in Costa Rica, the Organization of Ibero-American States, OEI , the Ministry of Public Education, among other organizations put together the special launch.

According to Cristina Pérez-Gutiérrez, ambassador of Spain, the book is a fascinating journey to the indigenous Bribri community of Cabagra. "A path of traditions, stories and characters for valuing the indigenous identity of Costa Rica.”

The book includes 40 stories in Spanish and Bribri language. "For the Cabagra community of teachers, this children's book represents an opportunity to make visible the talent, creativity and imagination that exist in the classrooms of this indigenous territory and, at the same time, it is a motivational tool to bring children closer to the world of reading and writing, " the ministry said in its statement.

The children’s book is available on the Carretica Cuentera website.

What should the authorities do to improve education in and about indigenous territories? We would like to know your thoughts on this story. Send your comments to news@amcostarica.com


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