Communities developing resources and competencies for using their languages
Foundational understanding for language development work of all kinds
Publications, fonts and computer tools for language development, translation and research
SIL offers training in disciplines relevant to sustainable language development.
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SIL's dedication to language development past and present
Mother tongue-first literacy and education programs that benefit ethnic minority language communities don’t just happen. Program planning that builds on local community participation in decision-making provides the supportive framework for relevant, quality education programs. Program planners cannot control all the factors involved in the success or failure of a program. However, they can identify the factors associated with successful and sustainable programs:
SIL supports individuals and organizations engaged in planning quality literacy and education programs by:
Program Planning Resources