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Mother Language – Bringing us together

image_languageday.jpg © UNESCO 20 February 2018Today is International Mother Tongue Language Day and we caught up with 10th UNESCO Youth Forum participant, Fale Lesa, who works to promote the preservation of intangible cultural heritage. Fale is a passionate proponent of the importance of mother tongue learning. They say it takes a village to raise a child. But I grew up wrestling with more than one. Native in Samoan and immersed in her rich culture and heritage I was confident at home, and in our wider ethnic community, where I felt accepted. School was that weird place where the sky was always…

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