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This web project which started as a personal language learning app in 2009 was incorporated as IGALAPEDIA PROJECT in 2012 on the request and encouragement from Rivers State branch of ICDA. Igalapedia went through series of improvement over time and has been remodeled into two major folds as a Heritage Social Medial Network (HECIAL) and a humanitarian service provider. The aforementioned remodeling gave birth to an NGO since 2016 in line with CAC CAMA 1992 as incorporated trustee currently bearing IGALAPEDIA LANGUAGES AND CULTURAL DOCUMENTAION FOUNDATION. The NGO is working towards accomplishment of agenda 4, 8 and 17 of Sustainable Development Goal(s) and corresponding target(s) with Igala language domain as a primary beneficiary.
The Igalapedia project coined from Igala Encyclopedia is an NGO initiated to promote African Culture and Tradition. While presenting Igala Land, Language and her people as a true portrayal of African identity, we pilot program for developing indigenous Nigerian languages and also teach how to speak the Igala language.
IGALA language is one of the major tribes in Nigeria, West Africa, they are found in Kogi State majorly to the east of River Niger and west of Benue-Niger confluence. We teach people of all ages the Igala language while we encourage the speakers to improve and sustain their ability in the the use of the dialect.
IGALAPEDIA HECIAL is a Heritage Social Media Network that is dedicated to academic activities, language research and cultural documentation. Our concept is a revolutionary Approach to language research and development utilising the power of social media network beyond connecting people while working toward accomplishment of agenda 4, 8 and 17 of Sustainable Development Goal(s) and corresponding target(s). With +7500 language learning communities already maintained, HECIAL is aimed at redefining the way social media network can be beneficial to alleviation of language endangerment. This is achieved by validating functionality in our project specifically as a social interaction ground for learning local languages, diverse culture and moral standards.