About SIL

About SIL

Who we are:

SIL is a global, faith-based nonprofit that works with local communities around the world to develop language solutions that expand possibilities for a better life. 

As of 2020, we are involved in approximately 1,350 active language projects in 104 countries. These projects impact more than 1.1 billion people within 1,600 local communities. SIL’s work brings together more than 4,300 staff from 89 countries who work alongside thousands more local  partners and community volunteers worldwide. Our services are available without regard to religious belief, political ideology, gender, race or ethnic background.

 

Our Vision:

We long to see people flourishing in community using the languages they value most.

 

Our Mission:

Inspired by God’s love, we advocate, build capacity, and work with local communities to apply language expertise that advances meaningful development, education, and engagement with Scripture.

 

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