Students Write Assignments in their Language

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Reef and Rainforest: An Environmental Encyclopedia of Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands

Article from : Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation
22/09/2005

More than 200 students from primary and secondary schools in Marovo, Western Province have for the first time written assignments in their own language.

Professor and the Head of the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen, Norway, Edvard Hviding, revealed this during the launch of a book about the Reef and Rainforest of Marovo.

He says soon the various assignments will be assembled in a new book to be published by UNESCO, through the LINKS Programme based in Paris.

Professor Hviding who wrote the the book "Reef and Rainforest: An Environment Encyclopedia of Marovo Lagoon" described it as "heart-warming, fantastic and almost unbelievable" to see that even standard two children wrote stories about something in their own language.

He says children were given various assignments that the project team put to the schools and they went ahead and wrote their stories after speaking with their elders.

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