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Australian Govt. Funded INOVASI Program works on Improving Learning for Indonesia’s Local Language Speakers

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Australia government has funded a new program, INOVASI (Innovation for Indonesia’s School Children) to address the issue of improving education for Indonesia’s local language speaking children. Indonesia is one of the most diverse nations in terms of linguistics. Around 300 languages are spoken in this country. And the government of Indonesia mandates Bahasa Indonesia as the primary and main language of the country.

The formal education is imparted in this particular language. Though the other local languages can be taught to students in their early classes, the teachers are majorly trained to provide education in Bahasa Indonesia. According to gurupendidikan.co.id, the people who speak local languages do not even have access to proper education material or standardized alphabet to learn their own local language. And INOVASI program is aimed to help those people. The pilots have already been selected to start work in West Nusa Tenggara and East Nusa Tenggara.

The first learning project started in Bima, West Nusa Tenggara’s remote district, in August 2017. Under this project, the language transition took place gradually, where their local language, Bahasa Mbojo, was used as classroom instruction, and then they gradually shifted to Indonesian. This is called language bridge approach. The availability of alphabet and learning material in their local language facilitated the success of language bridge approach.

Similar approach is being undertaken in East Sumba, a remote island in Eastern Indonesia. But there are additional hurdles in Southwest Sumba, where there is no written material in their local language (Kodi). Around 20,000 people use this language across the region of Southwest Sumba. To address this, INOVASI partnered with Summer Institute of Languages (SIL) and developed the Bloom book approach. Under this, while language transition is taken well care of due to national focus, improving literacy in local language is necessary for its preservation.

According to our source (https://www.gurupendidikan.co.id/teks-ulasan/), the innovative Bloom software of SIL eases the whole process of bookmaking to allow wider participation. In this, users can create an original text, or simply use a template and insert local translations of the text. Overall, INOVASI program is focused on improving language transition while maintaining local language preservation.

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Asbestos Exposure is Leading People to avail Mesothelioma Claims

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Each year, more than 3,000 people are being diagnosed with mesothelioma. It is affecting some people due to long or short exposure to the asbestos mineral. Asbestos is a mineral that is widely used in industries for different purposes. Mostly the people working in the industries are susceptible to asbestos exposure and they are allowed to get compensation over this disease. Mesothelioma is lung cancer that is caused by the naturally occurring asbestos mineral.

Many asbestos victims are filing claims through Goldberg, Persky & White P.C. which is a law firm and has helped many mesothelioma patients to get claims to cover their medical expenses. The law firm works on behalf of the mesothelioma victims and fights legally to provide the rights to the asbestos victims.

Many countries have allowed asbestos-exposed people to claim compensation because this mineral can be present in the air and could be inhaled without knowing its effects. So the law firms are helping the patients to get financial help from the authorities.

The mesothelioma lawyers are the expert individuals that are representing thousands of mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis victims nationwide.

The dedicated paralegals and attorneys are giving victims’ cases the time and attention they deserve. By seeing the situations of the patients, mesothelioma lawyers are getting paid only after the claims are transferred to the patients. The qualified mesothelioma lawyers are using all the necessary resources and materials to construct a strong and concise case.

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