The Sentinel English Language Institute is very glad to be supporting the Sierra Leone PEN Centre in developing its Translation and Linguistic Rights Committee (TLRC). International PEN maintains its own umbrella TLRC, and supports PEN Centres worldwide in establishing and growing TLRCs relevant to their local settings.
Ways that SELI is supporting, or plans to support the TLRC are by hosting meetings, conducting writing workshops and facilitator-training workshops, being an advocate for linguistic rights, notifying the public of available resources, and producing brochures or newsletters. SELI advocates for mother language programs, which is one of the aims of the TLRC, in this article .
TLRCs recommend which needs described in the 52 articles of the International Declaration of Linguistic Rights their country's Centre should address. We are pleased to see that the the tasks Sierra Leone's TLRC is looking forward to accomplishing are highlighted in the simplified form of the Universal Declaration, the new Girona Manifesto, which lays out the ten central principles of the Universal Declaration.
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The Translation and Linguistic Rights Committee (TLRC)Written by Administrator
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