February 21st: UN International Mother Language Day

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.

Languages Matter!

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.


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