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Mother Language Day
Speaking to the heart: A case for mother language in education
On 21 February 2020 at Ho in the Volta Region of Ghana, children and teachers from different schools in the district picked up their picket signs with messages such as: “All languages have economic value.” Their goal was simple: these children wanted to be heard. They wanted to overcome the barrier that had made learning in rural Ghana difficult. They wanted to be able to learn at school in the language they understand and were taught at home – their mother language, Ewe.
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