Final Fundraise for printing...
Note from ND, Diversity Website
......I have supported this amazing project for many years. I know its Director (Kennedy Bosire) well; he visited me here in England in 2007, and we have made submissions and applications for funding together. I was pleased to be asked to write the Foreword of this encyclopedia.
The Ekegusii Encyclopedia Project, EEP, is run by volunteers on a virtually-zero budget; 100% of donations are used in promoting the work. If you can make a donation, please do, no matter how small. Even a pound coin or a dollar sent to me in an envelope will help ... In Kenya, $1 (or £1) goes a long way; the average wage there is about £30 per month.
I can accept any currency.
Please email first via the Diversity site or send a FB message for my address, or you could use Paypal; when donations have arrived I will send a moneygram for the full amount to the project. Email diversity (at) suttonelms.org.uk
Meanwhile here is Kennedy's press release appealing for final funding towards the printing costs; printing should begin at the end of July. The print run is 20,000 copies; it is hoped that one will be placed in every library in Kenya........
YOUR ONE DOLLAR WILL HELP LAUNCH EKEGUSII DICTIONARY
Ekegusii Encyclopedia Project (EEP) is a Community Based Organization whose primary objective is to document and to revitalize the community’s endangered language, Ekegusii. We also collaborate with other organizations documenting equally endangered indigenous.
A language is endangered when it experiences a steady decline in its use and lacks demonstrated policy/trend enabling its speakers from effectively transmitting it and preserving it for the majority of the language’s community members especially the youth. Such is the current scenario with Ekegusii.
With much endeavor, over a period of twelve years, EEP has generated the first ever Ekegusii-English dictionary complete with English-Ekegusii index, Illustrations, Examples, Expounded proverbs and Common phrases, Riddles, Brief history & Lives and Times of Omogusii. A product suitable for use by speakers and learners of Ekegusii.
Our further works are found in the project’s website: www.ekegusiiencyclopedia.com .
EEP is also registered with the Kenya Library Services as Author and Publisher.
We kindly seek your sponsorship to help us raise US $1700 towards the Dictionary’s Launch set to take place in the Counties of Mombasa, Kisii and Nyamira respectively in the months of June and July, 2013.
Consolidation of all sponsorships will take place on 31st May, 2013 at the Sapphire Hotel, Mombasa starting 5:30 pm.
Please send your kind sponsorship to the following account:
EKEGUSII ENCYCLOPEDIA PJOJECT
NATIONAL BANK OF KENYA
SWIFTCODE NBKEKEN, BANK CODE 12, BRACH CODE 023.
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