In Santa Marta, the assertive route of attention to the indigenous population in terms of education is resumed

In Santa Marta, the assertive route of attention to the indigenous population in terms of education is resumed
In Santa Marta, the assertive route of attention to the indigenous population in terms of education is resumed

With the creation of a Technical Table led by the Secretary of District Education, Sandra Patricia Muñoz Dorado, progress was recorded in accordance with Decree 2500 of 2010 for attention to ethnic groups in this jurisdiction.

In the coming days there will be a new meeting in which the indigenous authorities will participate.

The disposition and commitment of the District Administration, headed by Mayor Carlos Alberto Pinedo Cuello, towards the indigenous populations in Santa Marta, constitute a priority. For this reason, with the aim of advancing educational attention to the ethnic groups settled in the Sierra Nevada, a Technical Roundtable was held this Thursday, after 14 years, with the support of the Ministry of National Education and the control bodies. that guarantee this process.

In this meeting, led by the Secretary of Education, Sandra Patricia Muñoz Dorado, the focus was on advancing aspects related to the Own Indigenous Educational System (SEIP), established according to Decree 2500 of 2010, as well as the Own Indigenous Food Program (PAIP), which will guarantee the permanence of students in the classrooms.

During this Technical Table, in which representatives of the Ministry of National Education, the Ombudsman’s Office, the Attorney General’s Office, the District Person’s Office, the Metropolitan Police of Santa Marta and the High Council for the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta also participated, it was highlighted the importance of providing quality education to our indigenous populations, mostly settled in the rural area of ​​the capital. In addition, some aspects that have been communicated to the District Administration by the representatives of the Arhuaca, Kogui, Wiwa and Chimila ethnic groups were analyzed, in order to reach decisions that truly benefit said populations.

“This is great news for Santa Marta and for the indigenous communities, because for the first time in fourteen years we held this inter-institutional Technical Roundtable to advance the processes of care for the indigenous population in educational matters. We have attended with complete rigor to the importance of the Own Indigenous Educational System, the School Feeding Program, which are part of the issues addressed by this Administration with the focus on interculturality. We will soon announce the progress of this process in detail when we agree with the representatives of these communities,” declared the Secretary of District Education, Sandra Patricia Muñoz Dorado.

It was agreed to hold a new meeting in the coming days in which the indigenous authorities will participate to continue with these processes jointly, always thinking about the best decision for our ethnic groups.

Press release.

 
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