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Wycliffe's Current Priority Projects

Kupia Translation Revision

Project 8605

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South Asia 2 Translation and Training NSD

Project 8814

Next Step is working with a student group in South Asia in a program that involves training young people from remote, isolated Christian communities for translation and future leadership roles. Christians are a minority in this country and suffer from a lack of resources and many forms of discrimination. Our current support is focussed on paying the mother-tongue translators and their supervisory personnel, as well as the costs of trainers from Australia.


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Our partnership target for 2021 is $30,000

If we receive extra funds, this will go towards next year’s target.

South Asia 2 – Primary school education and health WRDF

Project 8886

The minority language group that is the target of this project has long occupied the land they live on. Since majority groups claimed ownership of the land, however, their access to education, clean water and health services has been stripped away. With no voice in the wider community, they were left with little hope for change. In cooperation with a local NGO, this project is making education and health care accessible again for this rural community.

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This project is managed by Wycliffe’s partner organisation Wycliffe Relief & Development Foundation. The funds will be directed to them.

South Asia 1 – Education and healthcare WRDF

Project 8880

Traditionally hunter-gatherers, people in these communities survive on whatever fruit and tubers they manage to find each day in the forest. Plagued by malnourishment and subsequent medical problems, these groups have no access to doctors or medical facilities. Living on the edge of poverty, they face further challenges due to illiteracy, unemployment, and wild animal attacks.

The Wycliffe Foundation is supporting a range of activities in two language communities to help provide education, health and hygiene, livelihood development and leadership development. 

See the Wycliffe Foundation website for more information.

This project is managed by Wycliffe’s partner organisation Wycliffe Relief & Development Foundation. The funds will be directed to them.

Godavari Project – South Asia

Project 8501

Inhabiting the Himalayan foothills of South Asia, the Godavari* people live in dozens of villages across six districts. They already have a mini Bible consisting of Genesis, the Gospels, and Acts in their language, but few will be able to read this life-changing message of Jesus unless their ability to read in their own language improves.

Although the Godavari language is written with the same letters as the national language, it looks quite different due to the way the letters are used in Godavari. As a result, many Godavari people are literate in the national language, but not in Godavari.

This project aims to respond to the literacy needs of the Godavari people in several ways. First, national linguists will work with the wider Godavari community to determine a spelling and writing system for the language. Having this system in place will ensure that future portions of printed Scripture are clear and easily understood by the people.

The second phase of the project will involve two days of training to help those who are already literate in the national language to transfer their literacy skills to Godavari. Several teachers will be trained to reproduce the literacy training program in the villages. This widespread approach to literacy facilitation will significantly address the Godavari challenge and empower them to read God’s Word in the language that speaks to them best.

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Our partnership target is $24,610

If we receive extra funds, this will go towards the following year’s target.

Thanks for your patience...

Waiting is hard, isn't it. But imagine waiting 2000 years for Scripture in your language! Thanks for your patience. And thanks for your generous support which will help bring the long wait to an end...