Images of Education… / Wendy Iriepa and Ignacio Estrada

For many, education in Cuba remains one of the most important pillars in support of an ill-fated revolution. The reality of a number of educational schools is that they are very far from what the government boasts about.

The photos show the terrible sanitary hygienic situation found in some schools, leaving the students who come to them without the minimum conditions that guarantee a healthy life.

The photos were taken at the Red Star Polytechnic Institute of Agronomy (IPA)  is located on the outskirts of Havana, the images show the deterioration of health networks, the current state they are in and their lack of hygiene, and some other images show boxes of condoms, sanitary pads and other waste found lying around the green areas of the school.

There is no lack of condoms discarded after use lying around the green areas, not everything can be attributed to student indiscipline, as responsibility must prevail in this school of education in which parents put their trust for the education of their children.

Images could be captured by any lens, and were repeated every day we were there, demonstrating the urgent need to make changes in the education system in Cuba.

February 13 2012