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Non-contributory Social Protection Programmes Database
Latin America and the Caribbean
Gran Misión Ribas (2003- )



Date: 2003-
Web: Official website of the programme
Description: The objective of the programme is to incorporate basic and diversified formal education to those who did not have the opportunity to finish or access the education system so that they can obtain their bachelor's degree.Participants obtain the title within two years. It is also implemented through distance education modality and with the support of facilitators, popular organizations and public institutions. The curriculum is structured in two levels and four semesters. The first two semesters are equivalent to 225 hours of classes distributed in 15 weeks each, and the third and fourth semesters are equivalent to 300 hours of classes during 20 weeks per semester.


Target population: Young people and adults in a vulnerable condition.
Area of intervention: Remedial (second-chance) education
Geographic scale: Nationwide
Targeting method: Categorical


Legal framework:
Responsible organization(s): Ministry of Education and Sports
Executing organization(s): Corporación Venezolana de Guayana (CVG); MCT; MINCI; National Institute of Youth; Bolivarian Federation of Students; Governors and Mayor's offices, as well as the organization of the Positive Media Class. In addition, the programme promotes the articulation and integration with communities as well as the development of social oversight process.
Source of funding: Government of Venezuela

1) School education

Recipient(s): Programme participants
Recipient of the transfer: Direct participant
Description: The incorporation of a participant in a level and semester is done according to the last grade, year or semester of schooling approved through the formal system. The first level is divided into two semesters and comprises 15 weeks each, with a minimum of 225 hours per semester. This level is equivalent to the third stage of basic education (7th, 8th and 9th grades) or the second stage of adult basic education (8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th semesters). The second level is also divided into two semesters and is equivalent to the level of diversified and professional education (1st and 2nd year) or the second stage of adults diversified secondary education (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th semesters), with a duration of 300 hours taught over 20 weeks in each semester. The video-classes are the main support material, complemented by a handbook for each subject that contains information and exercises for each lesson, a TV and a VHS.The subjects' contents are organized as lessons, each lesson lasts 45 minutes approximately. Subject specialists participate in the video-classes.


2) Community and Socio-Labor Component (CCSL)

Recipient(s): Programme participants
Recipient of the transfer: Programme participant
Description: Its objective is the community development and insertion in the world of work. This component is present throughout the training period and seeks to link education, community and productive system. This component is the backbone of the Mission's training programme.




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