KICK OFF MEETING IN BRUSSELS
The LANGO team kicked off the project in Brussels, Belgium in a two-day meeting on the 14th and 15th of September 2019. The meeting introduced the partners to each other and outlined the entire project spanning two years. Work was intense as LANGO is a very large project, and creativity was high. All in all a very successful start to the project and a lot of excitement of things to come.yone went home one of the partners tested positive for Covid-19. By this message all the partners had tested positive for Covid-19 and indeed we had all been sick.
SECOND TRANSNATIONAL PROJECT MEETING SINCE COVID-19
After a long time working from home in lockdown the LANGO team reunite in Athens on September 25th 2021. We have extended the project 6 months to make sure we get everything completed in the project even though progress has been slow in the last months. The face to face meeting was enough to inspire all the partners and revitalise our work in the project.
THIRD TPM IN TURKEY AS WE CATCH UP ON LOST TIME DURING COVID
A brilliant meeting in Bursa, Turkey, as we gain momentum to our final goals. Content is at last in the templates corrosåponding to over 20 000 audio files representing all vocabulary, phrases and dialogues. Greece has there hands full with the overlaying of partner language voiceovers to all 10 2 minute videos and multiple-choice questions are being made to accompany them in the mobile and phone app. Work will now begin on over 250 PDF worksheets in five languages to be downloadable from the LANGO site.
We thank our host, Burged for the fabulous dinner and belly dancer :)
We were contacted through our website lango.app, by Musa Munga, a refugee and the education manager at the community-based organization called Farming and Health Education (FHE). FHI operates inKakuma refugee camp . Kakuma refugee camp is located in the North-western region of Kenya. The camp was established in 1992. Kakuma camp and Kalobeyei Integrated Settlement had a population of 196,666 registered refugees and asylum-seekers at the end of July 2020.
FHE operates multiple projects in the camp including counselling, HIV testing, courses about nutrition, hygiene and sanitation, permaculture courses, and seed distribution to groups.
Musa asked us for help developing English lessons for the refugees in the camp through LANGO and we have happily obliged. The refugees living at Kakuma are from a multitude of language backgrounds and English is the only language they have in common.
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FINAL LANGO TPM MAASTRICHT, THE NETHERLANDS
On December 19, 2021, our meeting would take place at the Amrath hotel in Maastricht. Unfortunately, it was not possible to hold the meeting, because due to Covid-19 everything was locked up again in the Netherlands. Therefore, we chose to hold the meeting at our office. The partners who were in the Netherlands could go to the hotel. There was no breakfast or dinner in the restaurant. The hotel guests were told they could use room service or order food and drinks elsewhere and have that in the hotel room. For our lunch we went to Maasmechelen Belgium. There everything was just open. We ate there and discussed Lango. After everyone went home one of the partners tested positive for Covid-19. By this message all the partners had tested positive for Covid-19 and indeed we had all been sick.
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