Improve your Itsekiri reading and writing skills
This site is loaded with contents that improve your itsekiri reading, writing and listening proficiency. With interactive illustrations and user friendly contents,you are assured an awesome learning experience.
Learn Itsekiri culture and norms
Cultural norms are the standards we live by. They are the shared expectations and rules that guide behavior of people within social groups. These norms are learned and reinforced from parents, friends, teachers and others while growing up in a society. Learn how these norms have sustained the itsekiri people from time past,till now.
WHY AN ITSEKIRI LEARNING PLATFORM?
Presently, roughly 87 percent of Itsekiri children of age 0-19 years in Warri, Sapele and Benin cannot speak Itsekiri fluently and about 80 percent cannot speak at all. This is excluding those outside the shores of the country.
This is because at the peak of Warri crises, majority of Itsekiri population in our rural areas moved to the cities where English language is majorly used for communication such Warri,Sapele,Benin,Lagos, Portharcourt where the Itsekiri language is not spoken often through social interactions.
This age grade of Itsekiri children are quietly the next generation of Itsekiri parents that may not be able to transfer the Itsekiri language to their children, because they presently cannot speak it at all.
If we agree to this,then we are obviously looking in front of us the extinction of Itsekiri language in approximately 2 generations to come,we can say in 60years from today.
- Cant Speak, cant write, Cant read (53%)
- Can read,can speak,but cant write (15%)
- Can write,can speak but cant read (6%)
- Can read,can write but cant speak (13%)
- Can read,can write and can speak (13%)
THE LANGUAGE SURVIVAL PLAN
As can be seen above, there is an urgent need to address the issue of the language extinction and this is what this website seeks to address. With a large resource base of rich multimedia and interactive contents to aid the learning of itsekiri language by our children both at home and in diaspora.
We have designed these contents in formats that are user-friendly & more children-focused. This is to secure the future of our language and be assured that the itsekiri language will continue to be spoken by our children from generation to generation.
Colourful and carefully crafted materials to optimize your
We believe that learning is a continuous process and because we believe that everyone is a learner,we have carefully designed and developed these contents to cater for everyone;even though our main target audience is the children. We designed these contents with the maximum user experience in mind to and to increase satisfaction in learning the itsekiri language.
In just a few simple steps, you’re ready to start learning all the basics of Itsekiri. Pick the level that best suits you.
Learn with Ease
- Mobile friendly
- Responsive and stunning designs
- Easy to understand
- Beautiful graphics
- Well streamlined courses
- Follow-up system
- Carefully designed for everyone
- Constantly updated
- Facebook learning Availability
- Learn on Twitter
- Video contents on YouTube
- Instagram Learning Enabled
Information on the current itsekiri fluency situation in warri kingdom
Language proficiency 20 years ago
A sample of 300 Itsekiris