Stories about Feature from August, 2012
Continuing the series of posts about Global Voices' visit to our partner organization Map Mathare, Liana Aghajanian and Christian Bwaya, write about some of the challenges and solutions for proper sewage and sanitation in the Mathare slum in Nairobi,
Only approximately 2.5-10% of El Salvador's population is of indigenous descent. The Pipil or Nahuat language is critically endangered with only about 200 speakers remaining. A language activist named Carlos Cortez is working to create a video library to help develop a new generation of young speakers to build a bridge with the older group of speakers so that they can become "the successor generation."
This post is part of a series of reports from Global Voices' collaboration with Map Kibera and Map Mathare that took place during the Global Voices Summit in Nairobi in July 2012. Story and photos by: Laura Schneider.
In Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, languages such as K'iche' and Mam continue to play a central role in rural daily life. The importance of maintaining these indigenous languages has been recognized by the Riecken Libraries, which has been implementing the RV grantee project Xela Civic Libraries. Members of the project have been involved in activities design to revitalize the Mam language including beginning to use audio recordings.