Preventing the death of the Birifor language in Burkina Faso
INECSO (Initiative pour l’Eco citoyenneté dans le Sud-Ouest) will engage governmental and local partners to promote the Birifor language as a key means of identity and solidarity among the Birifor people in Burkina Faso. With the help of the PKF grant, INECSO will produce crucial written documents (dictionary, basic arithmetics, simple grammar), train and recruit trainers in the Birifor language and promote the setting up of a national Birifor Language Commission. INECSO will also engage in basic Birifor literacy activities and initiative to support the practical use of the language (newspaper in Birifor, competition for literature in Birifor, production of specific texts, etc.). The Birifor should not die!