SIL in Africa

SIL started working in Africa in 1962 when the first language personnel were assigned to work in Ghana. The year before, SIL had signed an agreement with the Institute for African Studies at the University of Ghana to help develop Ghanaian languages. Since that time, SIL has worked with language communities in twenty-five African countries, helping them meet their language development goals. Language development is the series of ongoing planned actions that a language community takes to ensure that its language continues to serve its changing social, cultural, political, economic and spiritual needs and goals. Read More

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