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WT Lit and Educ

Fast Facts:

  • Languages: WT* (4 dialects)

  • No. of speakers: 356,500

  • Faith: Mostly Buddhist

  • Location: Asia

  • Project start date: 2016

  • Expected completion: 2025


Goals:

Production Goals:
  • To develop and implement WT education materials from kindergarten to Grade 5 in about 12 government schools, gradually bridging from the WT language to the national language and English.

  • To develop and implement bilingual literacy classes for the illiterate parents of the students in the programme.


Impact Goals:
  • Adoption of the WT multilingual education materials in other villages where WT is spoken

  • Better school performance by WT children

  • Literacy for WT adults, improvement in standard of living

  • Readiness to read and understand WT Scriptures for spiritual growth and transformation

The WT people live in remote villages that are only accessible by hiking. The cold climate means that crops don’t grow well, and people often fall ill. The women are illiterate or poorly educated.


The villages are entirely WT, so the children can only speak or understand WT when they enter school. Since they don’t know the national language, they don’t do well in school.


Note: There is a separate project doing Bible translation and Scripture engagement with the WT people.


* For security reasons, pseudonyms are used for the language name and names of individuals.

** The exact location is confidential. Prior approval is required for further reproduction or distribution in any form.


 

Project updates:

2024

Jan 2024 - WT Lit & Educ
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2023

Nov 2023 - WT Lit & Educ
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Jul 2023 - WT Lit & Educ Update
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