Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Press Release: The kasahorow Fellowship

I love the folks at Kasahorow. They are working to bring African languages onto the web. You can get involved with this by taking on the fellowship below.

27 September 2010
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Fellowship Description
The kasahorow Fellowship, now open for the first time to students across Africa, provides a US$500 award for the study, promotion and development of indigenous African languages.

The Fellowship can be applied to any project which uses written (African language) text. Examples include: writing a children’s book, developing localised software, starting an African language newspaper.

Eligibility
Any student in a tertiary institution in Africa. Applicants may be citizens of any country.

Timeframe
Deadline for submissions: 16 January 2011
Announcement of winner: 16 February 2011

Application
For full details and to apply online, visit http://www.kasahorow.org/fellowship.

Sponsoring Organisation: kasahorow Communication Group of Suuch Solutions
The kasahorow Communication Group is a public service arm of Suuch Solutions. kasahorow was formed with the aim of reducing communication inefficiencies between traditional and modern Africa. kasahorow pursues this goal by developing electronic African language processing aids, and publishing emerging technical standards for African language processing.

Questions
For more information, please email fellowship@kasahorow.org.
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