FLI is collaborating with Payap University in Chiang Mai, Thailand and SIL International to offer a certificate programme in Identity-Based Community Development with a special focus in project management. It consists of 5 courses that integrate class work and fieldwork over a period of 12 months. It has been designed specifically to meet the needs of administrators in FLI’s partner organizations who are actively engaged in revitalizing their unique languages and cultures, and promoting more effective education policies. The first course launched last week at FLI.
The Forum for Language Initiatives (FLI) has reached an
important milestone in its
service to the language communities of the north as theSida-PMU funded ‘Mashal-e-Rah’ project concludes and a new project begins. To celebrate it a ceremony was held in Islamabadon 13 March. Presentations about the project and its achievements were made, and some individuals were recognized for their contributions. The ceremony named “Celebrating Achievement” was attended by the official of FLI’s partner organizations , Director UNESCO Islamabad, 2nd Mission officer Swedish embassy, MNA Chitral. Dr. Joan Baart, professor Dr. Naseem and people from 16 language communities.
The Forum for Language Initiatives (FLI) has launched a new book, Palula Text, the 8th book of its Cultural and Language Series.
Palula Text, penned down jointly by Dr. Henrik Liljegren, a field linguist at Stockholm University, Sweden, and Naseem Haider, a local researcher in FLI, who is himself a native speaker of Palula, is a result of linguistic research about the Palula language, the second largest language of chitral. MNA Chitral prince Iftikhar Uddin launched the book. The language is spoken in lower part of Chitral district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.