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International Year of Languages

2008 is the United Nations International Year of Languages. Unesco is the lead agency for organising celebratory events, under the slogan, “Languages Matter!”

The Little Hands books are going to help to contribute to making the Year significant. They are now in 24 languages, and the African Union is set to hold an event in Addis Ababa where books in Arabic, English, French, Portuguese and Amharic will be displayed and then donated to children who speak these languages. Other ways for getting the books in appropriate languages distributed widely to children in Africa are being explored.

If you have ideas, please share them with us!

 

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  • <a href="http://richarddenooy.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Richard de Nooy</a>
    Richard de Nooy
    February 27th, 2008 @14:36 #
     
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    Many airlines have charity programs supporting ventures of this kind. I know for a fact that flight personnel often support projects by donating clothes, books and toys. Perhaps you could try some of the airlines serving African destinations.

    Alternatively, you could ask Sihle Khumalo and Riaan Manser to don their hiking boots and a rucksack full of books. I'm sure their new novel "Books for Africa - My Arse Recycled" will be a huge success.

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