It is generally acknowledged that a nation’s development is hampered if the inhabitants are nonliterates. It is further appreciated that language plays a central role in literacy and skills acquisition. Literacy and skills acquisition are also proven to be easier if the mother-tongue is used at the early stages of literacy. Governments of Ghana, universities and Ghana Institute of Linguistic, Literacy and Bible Translation (GILLBT) have been striving to meet these principles. Literacy and development are twins: one cannot occur smoothly in the absence of the other. SILDEP wants to champion rural development through literacy (adult, numeracy, computer, digital, financial literacy and inclusion) and skills development with the focus on poverty mitigation.Mr. Moses Dramani Luri structured the humble Literacy and Translation Projects in Tumu, Fonsi and Buro into an NGO in Ghana and across Burkina Faso.
The vision of SILDEP is a literate rural population with sustainable income that is comparable to the highest regional average income in Ghana.
The mission of the organization is to promote the welfare of the rural people through language development, adult literacy, translation, gender equity promotion and skills development.
The core values of SILDEP are:
SILDEP aims mainly at fighting poverty: