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SIL International Annual Report for 2003

Language TechnologyLiteracy is key to language development and has always been one of SIL’s fundamental activities. According to UNESCO, half of the world’s 875 million non-literates speak a lesser-known language. In this 2003 Annual Report (3.8 MB) you will meet some marvelous people whose lives have been transformed and who have, in turn, transformed others’ lives through literacy.

The United Nations has declared this to be the “Decade of Literacy” and 2003–2004 to be the time to focus on “Gender and Literacy.” SIL, in special consultative status with UNESCO, is recognized as a world leader in language development and literacy efforts. However, this report highlights for you not so much SIL literacy activities, but the impact—lives empowered by literacy.

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