SILA in collaboration with BTA in Papua New Guinea has just trained two gifted and proven translators from PNG in a 1-year diploma in 2019. This met the initial goal of the project to train the first in a potential series of groups of translators in a yearlong diploma course.
The course includes some units especially designed for people from a non-English speaking background. It establishes them with training that is highly respected in their social contexts and enables them to competently coordinate whole language projects and mentor others like themselves in years to come.
Extending this training to others 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 project through the Overseas Student Support Fund via the link below.