Every culture has reservoirs of wisdom and knowledge embedded in its language. Yet how many of the over 7,000 languages spoken in the world today are used in efforts to end global poverty? SIL LEAD helps communities use their own language to improve their quality of life by focusing on three main areas: Multilingual Education, Health Localization, and Technology & Innovation.

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Children who learn in their mother tongue do better in school and are less likely to drop out. 

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Localization is an essential process that helps communities access vital health information.  


Technology can give marginalized communities the tools to cross the looming digital divide