COVID-19 safety rules translated to local language

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Gideon Tuke holding the pamphlet
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BY BEN BILUA
Gizo

A community elder of Simbo Island who is also a Senior Officer of Western Province has come up with an initiative to translate COVID-19 safety rules into the Simbo language.

Gideon Tuke said he has produced over 200 pamphlets, distributed to households in Ward Two in Simbo.

He said the pamphlet accommodates pictures as well as simple COVID-19 Safety measures.

Tuke said it is important for messages to be translated to local languages as most of the messages were written in English and Pidgin.

“Our people are action oriented and it is important for us to make such small contribution to our communities as our contributions towards fighting this pandemic.

“I come to realize that people will more attracted to their language/identity as such giving out message in local languages is very important,” he said.

Tuke encourages those who access to computers and other accessories to help communities understand COVID-19 safety measures.


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