Praise God for the LEAD* Philippines team as they seek to meet with partners and potential partners in order to help bring mother tongue-based multilingual education (MTB-MLE**) to the most marginalized of the 180+ language communities of the nation. This program provides for the education in a child’s mother tongue in the early grades, followed by a transition into learning increasingly complex subject matter that is often taught in Filipino and English in later grades. Ask God to connect the team with key individuals in order to bring folks from government, universities, other non-profits and the private sector together in this effort.
* LEAD stands for “Language, Education and Development.”
** See more at: http://www-01.sil.org/asia/Philippines/ovw_mle.html