Our specialists partner with communities and organisations in planning and developing literacy and education programs, emphasising the local language as the gateway to basic literacy.
Language is at the core of each community’s culture, heritage and identity. The Pacific’s many smaller language communities often lack the resources needed to ensure their language continues to serve its changing social, cultural, political, economic and spiritual needs and goals. SIL's mission is to support sustainable language development in Pacific communities through consultation, training, research and advocacy.
SIL’s expertise in language development includes alphabet design, dictionary making, linguistic analysis, and training in literacy and Bible translation.
Literacy & Education
Language development in a local community does not happen without a good plan and often needs key people to oversee its progress.
Communication technologies are exploding across the Pacific. SIL has developed many specialised software products that are simple to use.