Assistant Commissioner Chitral Assures Kalasha Peoples to make their Language Part of School Curriculum.

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Kalasha valley, a project launching ceremony held at Kalasha Dur (Kalasha Culture Center), Mumuret. The project has been funded by National Rural Support Programme, under Small Grants and Ambassador Fund Program of USAID in partnership with implementing partner Ayun and Valleys Development Programme.

Mr. Wazir Zada manager AVDP a local support organization briefed participant about role of AVDP and projects done so far in union council Ayun. He also spoke about the importance of language and culture preservation, he added that ‘’it’s high time we should work for the preservation of Kalasha language and culture, and it’s an opportunity now we could mobilize financial resources to document oral tradition’’ he thanked NRSP and USAID for approving the important project for the Kalasha peoples.

While briefing the participant language and culture development officer of the project, Mr. Luke Rehmat shared a power point presentation and highlighted budget heads to the participants categorical where the amount would be use and how it would works.

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He also spoke about the role of community linguist and Kalasha peoples, he said that ‘’ it needs to take ownership by the community members to best utilizes the resources to work for the preservation of intangible cultural heritage of the community’’ Rehmat requested chief guest Mr. Akram assistant commissioner Chitral to include Kalasha language in school curriculum in order to help the preservation efforts strengthen.

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Assistant commissioner Chitral Mr. Akram highlighted values and importance of Kalasha culture who are living in three v-shaped valleys of Chitral. He asked Kalasha community to submit memorandum of understand by the end of project and assured the community that he will work to include Kalasha language in curriculum at government schools in Kalasha valleys.

A large number of people from three valleys were present on the occasion. A number of people shared their view including country director Islamic Relief, Mr.Saifullah Jan Chairman AVDP, Mr. Sher Zareen field operation NRSP, Mr. Mir Bacha, Ms. Sichen Gul, minority councillor from Rukmu valley Jam Shahi, Mr. Yasir Ali, Sher Mohd and Sher Mast were also spoke on the day launching ceremony.

Later the participants enjoyed musical event, a number guest were seen on occasion and enjoyed the musical event held in Kalasha Dur.

Kalasha community also praises effort of NRSP, USAID and AVDP for the preservation of their cultural heritage.

Tourist are enjoying KLCPP LAUNCHING CEREMONY (7)

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Participants of project launching ceremony

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Yasir Ali during his brief speech at launching ceremony

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5 thoughts on “Assistant Commissioner Chitral Assures Kalasha Peoples to make their Language Part of School Curriculum.

  1. Wonderful to see the launch of this very valuable project! All the very best with your endeavours.
    If we can assist in any way, please do contact us. A small point: The illustration for Au might be better if the Uu was changed to Aa, as it is the beginning sound of the word that the picture represents, isn’t it? (as in the Dur Dd picture). Currently we are working on a font that uses a dot under the letter, rather than the apostrophe after the letter. The reason for this is that the apostrophe creates spaces within a word, making reading rather more difficult as word breaks are less clear then. This is especially true for the Comic Sans font, the same font that is used in Au and Dur words on ;your headline graphics.. There is quite a gap after the apostrophe when use inside a word (eg hi’a) and when we have tested this font with Kalasha speaking readers, they have found that the reading does not flow. instead we have found this works well: eg hịa . The dot is under the i.
    We have also developed a font file for nasalisation ã instead of the old n’… for the same reasons. If anyone wants access to this computer file and to trial it, please contact us via wordpress or others who know us.
    We have so much more to share that we have learned, so please feel free to contact us, we are happy to share any knowledge we have gained to advance the education, preservation and development of the Kalasha language.
    With every good wish for your project.
    Tsiambibi and Ramasen

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    • Dear Elsa baba thank you so much your comments are very important and end of April there is 5 days orthography workshop in Mumuret to discuss problems of orthography. Would like to get your points for that as well.

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  2. Hi,

    You just go to: https://thekalashatimes.wordpress.com and subscribe to the posts. You then receive an email when there is a new post. There are not too many.

    The link for the article I just sent is: https://thekalashatimes.wordpress.com/2016/03/01/assistant-commissioner-chitral-assures-kalasha-peoples-to-make-their-language-part-of-school-curriculum/

    All the best with this! I guess the USAid project is finally having an impact! Great timing! E

    On Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 7:14 PM, ::..The Kalasha Times..:: wrote:

    > The Kalasha Times posted: ” Kalasha valley, a project launching ceremony > held at Kalasha Dur (Kalasha Culture Center), Mumuret. The project has been > funded by National Rural Support Programme, under Small Grants and > Ambassador Fund Program of USAID in partnership with implementing” >

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    • Ishpata Elsa baba! I am grateful to you and Baya as you all helped me out in getting the project when it was in the initial stage when I was submitting the proposal to USAID,,, lUKE and you make it possible for AVDP to get this wonderful project for the Kalasha, I am also thankful to Luke for his dedication and joining the project as Language Development Officer and giving 100% time to the project as 24 hour working employee,,,,,,,No doubt the project will be successful because of Luke’s efforts along with his team,,, Also we will keep you on board through out the project and your experience and love for Kalash has been always helpful for Kalash

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