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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 into formal basic and diversified secondary education those who did not have the opportunity to complete or access the education system, so that they can obtain their baccalaureate degree. Participants obtain their diploma within two years. It is also implemented through distance learning and with the support of facilitators, popular organisations and public institutions. The curriculum is structured in two levels and four semesters. The first two semesters consist of a total of 225 hours of classes spread over 15 weeks each, and the third and fourth semesters consist of 300 hours of classes spread over 20 weeks each.


Target population: Young people and adults in a vulnerable condition.
Area of intervention: Remedial (second-chance) education
Geographic scale: National
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 processes.
Source of funding: Government of Venezuela

1) School education

Recipient(s): Programme participants
Recipient of the transfer: Direct participant
Description: A participant's entry into a mission level and semester is in accordance with his/her last grade, year or semester of schooling approved by the formal system. The first level is divided into two semesters and comprises 15 weeks each, with a minimum duration of 225 hours in each 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 secondary and vocational education (1st and 2nd years of diversified secondary education) or the second stage of diversified adult secondary education (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th semesters), consisting of 300 hours of classes taught over 20 weeks in each semester. The video lectures are the main support resource, assisted by a booklet for each of the subjects containing information and exercises for each lesson, a television and a VHS. Thus, the contents of the subjects are organised into lessons, each of which lasts approximately 45 minutes. Specialists in the respective subjects take part in the video lessons.


2) Community and Socio-Labor Component (CCSL)

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




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