This year’s celebration comes through collaboration amongst the Ghana National Commission for UNESCO, Engage Now Africa (ENA) and Non-Formal Education Division (NFED). This year’s global 53rd celebration was themed “Literacy and Multilingualism” It looks at the critical role language plays in the daily lives of people, not only as a tool for communication, education, social integration and development, but also as a repository for each person’s unique identity, cultural history, traditions and memory.
The United Nations outlined 7,000 Languages are spoken worldwide, 370 million Indigenous people in the world, 90 countries with indigenous communities and 5,000 different indigenous cultures, however, there are 2,680 languages in danger. The fading of some languages has gained voice and face, thereby prompting the United Nations to declare 2019 as ‘The year of indigenous Languages’ for the protection of speakers of these languages, and the appreciation of our world’s rich cultural diversity. Engage Now Africa assured is ever prepared to support this important drive to promote, protect and project the speaking of our indigenous languages.” The event witness invitation from the Ministry of Education, the Manhyia Palace, the Regional Minister, the Security Services, Non-formal Regional Officers, Students and the public.