SIL International is a faith-based nonprofit organization committed to serving language communities worldwide, primarily through research, translation, training and materials development.
SIL is incorporated in Brazil under the name Associação Internacional de Linguística—SIL Brasil.
It is the policy of SIL to partner with governmental and nongovernmental organizations. SIL offers consultative input and training for bilingual and intercultural education programs for those languages in which it has personnel assigned.
SIL staff are volunteers who are financed through contributions from individuals and organizations interested in their work. Personnel who have worked in Brazil have come from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, England, Germany, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, and Wales.
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