Recovering Runashimi (Kichwa language)

A growing percentage of Indigenous Kichwa children and youth today are unable to speak their native language, Runashimi. Language and cultural loss are intertwined and are amongst the most serious threats affronting indigenous people today..

As a pilot, this project implements a program for the recovery and practice of Runashimi. Indigenous people recognize the risk of losing their language and are ready to address this issue. . This project necessitates a salary for a Runashimi teacher and constructing an agreement with parents who will support the project by enrolling their children and by encouraging the use of their native tongue

The Sacha Warmi team