Occasion idoine !

Retreat and Team Building for the Coastal Bantu Cluster (Kwasio, Batanga, Yasa and SIL Personnel)

La langue Njↄwí mise en valeur par le peuple Manguissa

Vacance utile : Pari gagné !

La Bible Boxe : une initiative à encourager !

CALL FOR PAPERS

APPEL À COMMUNICATION

UNE RELATION DYNAMIQUE

The Iyasa language alphabet chart presented to the public

POSTE DE COMPTABLE

Ministry opportunities in SIL Cameroon

Le nouveau Directeur Exécutif de la SIL International prend ses fonctions

SIL CAMEROON WORKS ON NATIONAL LANGUAGES CELEBRATED WITH AN AFRICAN EXCELLENCE AWARD

La Journée Internationale de la Langue Maternelle - Le 21 février 2015

Publication du lexique lagwan: un nouveau palier franchi pour le développement de la langue lagwan

Le cri du développement des langues retentit dans la Région du Sud

Le développement de la langue maternelle en bonne place à la deuxième édition des rentrées scientifiques du Ministère de la Recherche scientifique et de l’Innovation du Cameroun.

Dialoguer avec les Saintes Ecritures

Développement de la langue maternelle, les communautés de l’Océan se connectent

La SIL au chevet de la paix et la sécurité au Cameroun

School books available in the Baka mother language

La SIL en faveur de l’Education des enfants handicapés

De l’or, du Vermeil et de l’Argent pour récompenser le mérite à la SIL

2013: Sous le signe des stratégies innovantes pour plus d’impact

Les arts, les langues et les cultures nationales au Cœur du développement scientifique.

Pas de science sans langue maternelle

«Les facteurs du leadership des Chrétiens camerounais pour la traduction de la Bible »

Sans un pas sans vous !

L’édition en langue maternelle, une originalité attractive au salon du livre de Yaoundé

Séminaire des mots clés, Yambassa Central

Désormais, l’école en langue Baka

Effervescence autour de l’alphabétisation à la CABTAL

Du sang neuf dans le département de la Promotion des Saintes Écritures

Les comités de langues donnent le ton à l'alphabétisation

Translating is an art...

La Narration Biblique à l’œuvre dans le Mbam

Un alphabet pour le peuple BAKA

Les Bakas à la une!

Journée Internationale des langues Maternelles

Cameroon Mother Languages on the web

New Linguistics Department Head

DVD format in mother tongues

Cameroonian linguists at the summit...WOCAL!

SIL – MINREX, Un survol de la ville de Yaoundé pour couronner les liens de bonne de collaboration

Ensemble pour le développement des langues maternelles...

Language Technology

Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MLE)

Le SOLOY 207 est là

Breaking news

Bafia Reaches Out: Noun Classes and Beyond

New Cameroonian Linguists Make Significant Contributions to Language Development Projects

50th Leadership Matters Course in Cameroon

Fête de la Jeunesse 2011

SIL Cameroon in partnership with the Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation rushes in for AGRO PASTORAL SHOW in Ebolowa

General Director Message during the FOBAC consultation.

BBC report on interest and impact of mother-tongue usage

Atelier d’échanges d’expériences en alphabétisation placé sous la présidence du Ministre de la Jeunesse

REGIONAL OFFICES

Safeguarding Cameroon’s Endangered Languages

La recherche scientifique, un facteur de production de richesses

Juillet 21- 23 : Journées d’Excellence de la Recherche Scientifique et de l’Innovation / Région du Sud (JERSIS) à Ebolowa)

HIV/AIDS was speaking my mother tongue

Diversité culturelle et Internet multilingue en Afrique

SIL Research Featured at JERSIC 2009

New Translation Training Put to the Test

Good News Spreads—Nzime to Njyem!

Another Cameroonian language now standardised.

Lance & Abby to the Ndop Plain!

Akwaya Church Leaders consider mother tongues

Triennial Conference of SIL Cameroon

The Executive Director of SIL International visits Cameroon

SIL International President visits Ejagham area in Cameroon:

Top grades

Exact, Clear and Natural

Minister of Basic Education Visits KEPP Classroom

Language connects people

Annual Report 2008 Off the Presses !

New Helicopter will be soon available

Multilingual education in Cameroon: It works

International Literacy Day 2008 in Cameroon

"If your God is so mighty, why doesn't He speak my language?"

A Cakchiquel (Guatemala) man to SIL founder William Cameron Townsend

News archive

Language connects people

A few months ago I visited Akwaya sub division, a beautiful, but very isolated part of the country. We went there to visit a SIL team that was just assigned to work there. I was struck again by the dedication it takes for anyone to work in an area like that, where walking is the only way to travel around. We met with some church leaders and many of them had taken between 4 and 10 hours to track in, just for that meeting! We talked with them about language development and it was clear to everyone that this also is something that will take time. But everyone, the SIL team and the local people are in it for the long haul.

This long term commitment is characteristic of the approach of SIL. We don’t come in to quickly do something and leave again. We know that language development takes time and commitment. I myself worked for a number of years in the East province, among the Makaa people. We helped set up Mother Tongue education in the schools, a literacy program in the villages and we produced all kind of books for cultural preservation and development. But education and literacy are an ongoing concern. It is not something you do for a year and then leave. It takes an ongoing commitment. Since 1980 we have people working among the Makaa people who show that long term dedication.

In this years Annual Report you will see more examples of that. It is this commitment that has allowed us to be in Cameroon for 40 years now. That is reason for celebration! During that time we worked hard to encourage people to value their language and helped them to use it in written form. As a result the language becomes a more effective tool. Language connects people. It connects them to their culture, but also to each other, to education, to practical and spiritual development. Without the right language, communication breaks down and people will be isolated. SIL has been happy to help people make these connections better. I hope that this report will make these connections clear to you too.

Nelis van den Berg
General Director SIL Cameroon

updated: 2009-04-21