Literacy and Livelihoods for 445 Women in Nepal

Feb 19, 2013

Documenting Limbu folk stories and songs

Limbu IK holder is sharing stories
Limbu IK holder is sharing stories

We are almost halfway there in our program to write down Limbu folk stories and songs before they are lost or forgotten. We have collected and written down 25 oral Limbu folk stories and songs from Limbu indigenous knowledge holders, they are reviewing the stories and an artist is working on the illustrations. As soon as the indigenous knowledge holders approve the written version our staff will translate them from Limbu into Nepali and English.

This will enable us to publish trilingual editions of the stories to be used in local primary school and with the participants of Limbu adult literacy classes. The books will help Limbu speaking school children and adult learners to read and write Limbu, Nepali and English and crucially preserve and transmit local knowledge and to new generations of Limbu speakers.

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Limbu IK holder is sharing stories
Limbu IK holder is sharing stories

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Project Leader

Pushker Kadel

Kathmandu, Nepal

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