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Orthography Workshop Held in Chitral for the Yidgha Language

The Forum for Language Initiatives (FLI) held a five day orthography workshop for the Yidgha language community in Chitral from September 29 to October 03, 2015. Twelve persons (both men and women) including teachers, local researchers, language activists, and writers from the language community attended the workshop, which aimed at training them in how to […]

Collaborative Language Research Workshop held at FLI

Organized and facilitated by Dr. Henrik Liljegren, Associate Professor at the Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University, Sweden from 12 to16 October, 2015 at FLI’s premises in Islamabad the project aimed at documenting the linguistic features of the languages spoken in the Himalayan region. The workshop as part of larger research project was sponsored by Swedish […]

Collaborative Language Research Workshop held at FLI

Organized and facilitated by Dr. Henrik Liljegren, Associate Professor at the Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University, Sweden from 12 to16 October, 2015 at FLI’s premises in Islamabad the project aimed at documenting the linguistic features of the languages spoken in the Himalayan region. The event, titled as Collaborative Language Research Workshop (CLRW) as part of […]

FLI, Payap University and SIL International work together

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 […]

Workshop for Gawarbati Language Community, Chitral held

Forum for Language Initiatives (FLI) held a 5-day orthographic workshop from 24 to 28 August 2015, for Gawarbati Language Community in Drosh, Chitral, under Small Grants and Ambassador’s Fund Program of USAID to provide the community with a program, comprising of documentation techniques and training for preservation and promotion of their mother tongue. 10 people […]

Workshop held for preservation of Dameli Language, Chitral

Forum for Language Initiatives (FLI), Islamabad held a one-week Advanced Orthography Workshop for the language community of Dameli on Jul 22-26 with financial assistance from Small Grants and Ambassador’s Fund Program of USAID. The Workshop was held in Aspar village in Damel Valley of Chitral. 15 people from the community comprising of local writers, researchers […]

Orthographic workshop for Ushojo Language Community, Swat held

Forum for Language Initiatives (FLI) held a 5-day orthographic workshop for Ushojo Language Community in Bishigram, Swat, under Small Grants and Ambassador’s Fund Program of USAID to provide the community with a program, comprising of documentation techniques and training for preservation and promotion of their mother tongue.   Up to 16 people including researchers, teachers […]

Success Stories

FLI FLI is first of its kind in the region addressing languages and multilingual education. During the last few years FLI has made some good progress towards its goals. Below a number of specific achievements of FLI are highlighted. ___________________________________________________________________ FLI supporting MTB-MLE Program  (Video) ______________________________________________________________________________________   Helped in establishing Mother-Tongue Based Multilingual Education Schools FLI […]

Closing ceremony of project “Mashal-e-Rah”

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 […]

FLI launched 8th book of its language and cultural series

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 […]