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Languages Canada and the Ministry of Education of the Mexican State of Guanajuato have signed a cooperation agreement to formalize and expand collaboration in English and French language education.
The signing took place during a visit to Ottawa by the secretary of the Ministry of Education of Guanajuato, Eusebio Vega Pérez, accompanied by senior representatives of EDUCAFIN—the state agency responsible for administering programming and funding on behalf of the Ministry of Education. “[To] educate is to transform people. [To] educate is to have a better society. Education is necessary and vital to the construction of a learning society; it simply cannot develop itself without knowledge,” said Vega Pérez.
The signing, held at the University of Ottawa, was followed by a roundtable meeting with twelve Languages Canada member programs to identify the tools and mechanisms necessary to operationalize the agreement and develop a program framework to strengthen English and French language education in the public school system of the state of Guanajuato, with the participation of Canadian language experts.
Jorge Hernández, EDUCAFIN’s director, stated that “My work (passion) is for the young population of Guanajuato to be brave, dream big, and transform their destinies forever with the strengths provided by education. An international and intercultural education allows them to find the affinities and differences that build agreements and promote peace, development, and sustainability for our society.”

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