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South Asia 2 – Literacy

15.9% of $60,000 funded

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 is enabling students as well as future teachers to receive training in the use of these literacy materials. Activities also include some that assist communities in understanding the value of their culture and opportunities to work together to improve their prospects.

2020 was dominated by providing emergency 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.

In 2021 they were generally able to return to the effective literacy and empowerment work that has garnered community support and enthusiasm. 2022 is planned to be a year of transition as programs in the current locations are completed and new locations are chosen to benefit from these effective programs.

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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.