Literacy is a critical element of language preservation and cultural dignity for minority groups. In this country a number of language groups have low literacy levels. They are politically powerless and struggle to maintain their identity as they live alongside the dominant majority culture. A local NGO with links to Wycliffe has developed literacy materials covering topics such as health and relationships which will help these communities thrive. Beginning with two local communities where we have existing relationships, this project will enable students as well as future teachers to receive training in the use of these literacy materials.
2020 was characterised by providing COVID-19 relief. Our local partners demonstrated their flexibility and commitment in these stressful times as they delivered food assistance in the six communities for the elderly and at-risk families. Plans for 2021 are to return to the effective literacy and empowerment work that has garnered community support and enthusiasm, as Covid restrictions allow.
This is a multi year project
Please note that all donations are processed by Wycliffe Bible Translators Australia.
If we receive extra funds, this will go towards next year’s target.