Plan País presented this Friday to the caraqueños the proposals to overcome the social crisis caused by the regime, in order to rebuild Venezuela and achieve the welfare that everyone deserves.
Congresswoman Manuela Bolivar, political coordinator of the social area of Plan País, began the event which took place in the College of Engineers of the capital, making a parallelism between Venezuela and the family. “In a family everyone wants and needs different things, but they have finite resources, so the only way to move forward is by reaching agreements and establishing priorities. That is what Plan País seeks, to achieve consensus among Venezuelans for the reconstruction of Venezuela.”
The congresswoman explained that Plan País believes the State must guarantee Venezuelans the rights established by the Constitution: health, education and security, among others, so that citizens can recover their capacity to produce thanks to their own efforts and not as a handout to control them politically.
Education is progress
José Manuel Bolívar, technical coordinator of the education area of Plan País, explained that a society is based on meritocracy only when it has a quality public education system, because it is the only way to guarantee that the child living in a slum has the same opportunities and can exploit his or her potential in the same way as those living in an estate.
The expert notes that Plan País starts from the principle that Venezuela’s wealth does not lie in oil, beaches and the country’s other assets, but rather in its people, their work, their ideas and innovation.
“The most important thing for the Venezuelan family is the child, and the child spends more than 8 hours in the classroom. Only with education can progress and development be achieved. That is why education is a priority for Plan País,” said Bolívar, who listed the first actions to be executed by the democratic government: “to turn talent and innovation into the keys to the educational model, to transform the educational curriculum to understand that history and politics are complex and do not belong only to one caudillo, to educate for entrepreneurship and work – which implies rebuilding the technical education system -, to decentralize education and that each state must guarantee the infrastructure and proper functioning of schools based on the context of the area where the child lives – this is not the same thing in Mérida as in Nueva Esparta, For example, to recover the Student Feeding (Lunch) Program, which today is precarious and insufficient, to recover the infrastructure of the schools – which today have no water or electricity and classrooms that flood when it rains – and to appoint 23 thousand school principals without political bias and train them during the first year to then enter into teacher training to teach in democracy and freedom”.
Talent for health
Dr. and nurse Hilda Rubí González, member of the Health Commission of Plan País, assured that supplies and the recovery of hospital infrastructure are at the top of the priorities of the national reconstruction project being promoted by Parliament and the main social forces of the Republic.
“The initial diagnosis determined that they have destroyed the country’s health system, they set us back 40 or 50 years and we have become an exporter of quality doctors and nurses,” explained González, who assured that today not even the Barrio Adentro is functioning.
Plan País has dedicated itself to collecting and analyzing data on the Venezuelan health system, and has convened experts and actors in the sector to design solutions. “The dictator is irresponsible when he asks women to give birth to six boys, while today we see how pregnant women are sent merry go round to up to six hospitals because there is no way to attend to them,” criticized González.
“The health plan is not isolated from the other sectors because the hospitals need basic public services. Today, 80% of the hospitals do not have water and many suffer from the daily blackouts in the regions,” she said. The recovery of the infrastructure, guaranteeing light (electricity), water, supplies and medicines, and the improvement of the salaries of doctors and nurses, which today do not reach 5 dollars a month, are the first actions of Plan País in the area of health to attend to 30 million Venezuelans.
“But the reality is that this will not improve until the dictator leaves,” said González.
Sports against violence
Eduardo Noguera, technical coordinator of the Sports area of Plan País, said that the sports field is the space where all the members of a community converge, regardless of their ideology. “An empty, dark court is a space used for crime,” he said.
He commented that the National Sports Fund will be reformed, which today is a “black box” and highlighted that the contribution of the private sector must “be regional or federal so that that 1% of the production of the companies is invested in the area where the financial entity is located, and thus benefit the company’s community.”
Noguera added that “a superintendence should be decreed to supervise the good use of the resources that are transferred to the athletes and to evaluate the federations, which today are a niche of corruption and money laundering”.
Finally, he informed that “Plan País Deporte establishes the revision of sports planning. In the budget of the National Institute of Sports (IND) there are 69 contracted drivers and only two vehicles, while Venezuelan athletes do not have the resources to represent us in the world”.
Sociologist Verónica Chópite, a member of Plan País Juvenil, said that Venezuela missed out on the demographic bonus for 2013 that was evidenced in the UCAB project, which determined a significant growth in the country’s young population, which could translate into development and progress if it was capitalized on as Peru did once before.
On the other hand, today an average of 14 young people are killed daily in Venezuela, most of them entering a black hole called “resistance to authority,” a figure that groups the number of young people who are killed extra-judicially by the FAES.
To this is added the number of young Venezuelans who have migrated due to lack of opportunities. For this reason, she explains that attending to the youth population is fundamental. Establishing public policies to protect this vulnerable group and improving social conditions to encourage the return of young Venezuelans is a priority, since they will be responsible for rebuilding the country.