01 May 2019

Our project (Spanish)

Biblioteca suuralairua Stand: 107

Our main goals with this project were bringing the school closer to the communities and preserving a language as beautiful and as endangered as Wayuunaiki, which according to the UN, by 2019, was spoken by only 600.000 people; Wayuunaiki is sadly not only threatened by the low rate of native speakers but also by the high numbers of illiteracy and the deficient educational system of the region, all of which constitutes a very high risk for the cultural future of the Wayúu people, since the oral tradition of their history, as well as their social configuration and system of beliefs, could disappear along with the language, the backbone of cultures and their main form of transmission.

 

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