In celebration of Buwan ng Wika, Globe, a leading digital solutions platform, collaborates with NABU, a New York-based nonprofit organization, to revolutionize the embrace and preservation of various Filipino languages through digital enablement and inclusion.

Globe and NABU, in alignment with this year’s theme, “Filipino at mga Katutubong Wika: Wika ng Kapayapaan, Seguridad, at Inklusibong Pagpapatupad ng Katarungang Panlipunan,” emphasize the crucial role of language in unifying the nation and fostering collective awareness and progress.

For this year’s Buwan ng Wika celebration, NABU introduces the ‘Mother’s Legacy Project,’ featuring stories shared by three Filipino mothers. These titles include:

  1. “Ang Malaking Dagat na Tinatawag na Internet” by Chary Mercado, guiding young children on safe internet navigation;
  2. “Panganay, Gitna, at Bunso” by Georgia del Rosario, an anthology embodying lessons of forging harmonious sibling relationships;
  3. “Kaaya-ayang Balat” by Laura Verallo de Bertotto, discussing the importance of skin health.

Yoly Crisanto, Chief Sustainability and Corporate Communications Officer of Globe, stated, “We see language as more than a tool for communication. It’s a vessel for our values, traditions, and history to come through. By encouraging children to learn and embrace their mother tongue, we are building a more inclusive and compassionate society where everyone’s voice can be heard.”

Mauro Daez, NABU Philippines Country Manager, added, “The richness of our cultural heritage is embedded in our languages. By promoting literacy in various mother-tongue regional languages, we are not only preserving our linguistic diversity but also connecting our children to their roots. This connection fosters a sense of identity and pride that is essential for the growth of our nation.”

The Mother’s Legacy Project aims to convey stories reflecting a mother’s thoughts, hopes, and values, reinforcing the mother’s role often referred to as “Ang liwanag ng tahanan” (the light of the community).

NABU, dedicated to eradicating poverty through increased literacy, partners with Globe to encourage children to embrace the joy of reading. Last year, Globe became the exclusive telco distribution channel for NABU’s e-books across the Philippines, enhancing students’ learning experiences through mother-tongue language books.

“The partnership with Globe reflects our shared commitment to fostering an inclusive society. By promoting literacy in regional languages, we are connecting children to their roots and fostering a sense of identity and pride,” emphasized Mauro Daez.

Globe’s edutech solutions ecosystem continues to champion the cause of literacy and inclusivity, reflecting the company’s unwavering commitment to social responsibility and sustainable development.

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