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The Kamanakao Association
Kamanakao long-term vision


Our Objectives
Kamanakao long-term vision
The Executive Members
Documents from our Coordinator
Shikati Calvin Kamanakao Speeches
Wayeyi Legal Battle to Equal Recognition
The Wayeyi Chieftainship
Wayeyi Traditionals
Photos of Wayeyi people
Association Activities
Our Contacts
Message Board

In order to achieve our objectives Kamanakao Association wishes to accomplish the following:- 

  1. LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT: this includes development of
    • a writing system (orthography)
    • grammatical descriptions (grammar books)
    • a dictionary

  2. LITERACY DEVELOPMENT: this includes
    • writing story booklets for children
    • writing primers/pamphlets on important messages for adult literacy
    • translating hymns and portions of the Bible
    • conducting literacy classes for adults and children

    • developing a Cultural Centre in which most of our Literacy Development activities (item 2 above) will take place
    • training in cultural skills (e.g. canoeing) and performances (e.g. dances)
    • conducting research on Shiyeyi language and culture

  4. TRAINING in:
    • Bible translation
    • cultural studies
    • literacy material development

Currently, the Association is working on:
  • developing the orthography to facilitate the production of literacy materials;
  • collecting oral stories, songs, poems and so on, which are useful to provide the rich language its context and facilitate the development of the orthography and of reading materials;
  • translation of hymns and gospels, and eventually the Bible;