FRIDAY BALCAO to focus on the International Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL) 2019

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Friday January 11, 2019 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Goa Desc Resource Centre No.11, Liberty Apartments, Feira Alta, Mapusa  (map)

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Friday Balcao the fortnightly discussion event to be held on 11th January will focus on the International Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL) 2019..

Languages play an important role in the daily lives of all people. It is through language that people communicate with the world, define their identity and express their history and culture. It is said that language is pivotal in the areas of good governance, human rights protection and sustainable development.

How can Goa benefit from IYIL 2019 ?

What needs to be done by primary schools


to get students to participate in IYIL ?

How can traditional occupations benefit from this year ?

What can socio-cultural organisations do to facilitate this process ?

What kind of support is required from municipal councils, village panchayats and government departments ?

How can SHGs, faith based groups and NGOs collaborate to make the IYIL effective in Goa ?

These are some of the questions that will be covered in the discussion.

Friday Balcao will be from 4pm to 6pm at the Goa Desc Resource Centre No.11 Liberty Apartments, Feira Alta, Mapusa and is open to members of the public. Interested citizens who want more information on Friday Balcao can email

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Lets make things happen in Goa !!

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