'When languages are being let go of in favour of English, we lose identity'
Indigenous story telling remains a powerful tool in preserving mother languages.
Joanne Joseph spoke to Play Africa founder and CEO Gretchen Wilson-Prangley about the organisation's work with children and the value of bringing together different languages and cultures under a shared space.
Language is so critical to our shared cultural and linguistic identity and we really think at Play Africa we are really meant to reflect the diversity of this rich nation...Gretchen Wilson-Prangley, Founder and CEO - Play Africa
There are some really extraordinary non-profit organisations that are doing work to make indigenous language learning and storytelling more accessible and it is something that we like to partner with.Gretchen Wilson-Prangley, Founder and CEO - Play Africa
Languages are effectively dying around the world and when languages are being let go of in favour of another language like English, it means that we are losing certain kinds of ways of expressing ourselves, certain ways of thinking...Gretchen Wilson-Prangley, Founder and CEO - Play Africa
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