On Thursday, we celebrated the UN International Mother Language Day. This year is also the International Year of Indigenous Languages.
- There are about 6000 languages in the world.
- 43% are endangered.
- Every two weeks a language disappear.
- Globally, 40 per cent of the population does not have access to an education in a language they speak or understand.
At school, to acknowledge this, we have displayed a few bi/multilingual books at the Library for children to peruse.
We have also shown a short clip at the end of assembly on Friday to illustrate the linguistic diversity we have here at Holy Family.
A few short snippets below.