SILA in collaboration with BTA in Papua New Guinea has just trained the first in a potential series of groups of translators in a 1-year diploma. The initial goal is to sponsor a group of gifted and proven translators, two from PNG and one from Vanuatu, to study for the year at SILA Kangaroo Ground commencing in 2019.
The course includes some units especially designed for people from a non-English speaking background. It will establish them with training that would be highly respected in their social contexts that enables them to competently coordinate whole language projects and mentor others like themselves in years to come.
Continuing this project hinges on being able to raise support for English tuition, travel, accommodation and medical insurance which comes to approximately $25,000 per candidate. Only finance stands in the way of this equipping becoming a reality for a new group of Pacific leaders.
Any donors who share the sense of the strategic nature of this venture may contribute to this training through the Overseas Student Support Fund via the link below.