iSchool was recently cited by Minister Felix Mutati as "rich source of Internet links and local material based on the Zambian school curriculum".
Just a word of recognition for Kennyi Auoad, resident of Terre Haute, Indiana, and 13 year old son of immigrants to the US from Ghana, who won 5th place in the 2009 Scripps National Spelling Bee held in Washington D.C. on 28th May (Also open to contestants from Canada, Mexico, Jamaica, New Zealand, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Ghana, Germany, South Korea, and the Bahamas.). The word Kennyi uses to describe himself is: Jovial. The number of root languages contributing to Standard American English is truly staggering and today includes a bewildering array of languages from every continent.Good job Kennyi, and congratulations! Way to show off the skills of the African Diaspora on prime time television! For a truly comprehensive dictionary source for hundreds modern languages (as translated into english, target is 95% of all spoken languages), I recommend http://www.websters-online-dictionary.org/. It already has many words in African languages (full list of languages by current dictionary size here: http://www.websters-online-dictionary.org/definition/translation-english/), but it could use a lot more. I would love to see more Zambian schools accessing the dictionary and even contributing to preservation and global knowledge of the many Zambian Tribal languages.
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