The Language Friendly School is a global network of schools that welcome and support all languages spoken by their students.
Our goal is to transform 250 schools worldwide into Language Friendly Schools by the year 2025. Step by step we will expand our network and provide additional support and opportunities for inclusion and equity in education. Through these efforts, we aim to increase access to effective language-friendly learning environments for children.
The benefits of Language Friendly Schools are clear: students flourish academically, showing higher motivation and engagement in their studies. Parents tend to be more involved with the school when their child's home language is acknowledged and valued. Additionally, teachers report feeling more confident and equipped to teach multilingual students.
Starting with 2 schools in 2019, we have now successfully established a global network of 25 Language Friendly Schools. We provide these schools with a supportive entry into the network, as well as access to an online platform for sharing information and networking. Additionally, we organize meetings, live conferences, and peer-learning events.
With your support, we can move forward to the next phase of growth for the network, and enhance the professional development opportunities for educators.
Your contribution will enable us to:
- Bring in and support more schools with high percentages of students from marginalized backgrounds
- Enhance our IT capabilities
- Create and design online learning courses
- Launch targeted marketing campaigns
- Provide financial assistance for schools in the Global South that lack funding to participate in the network.
The Language Friendly School is a programme of the Rutu Foundation, a recognized non-profit organisation based in the Netherlands. Your donation may be eligible for tax deduction in the Netherlands.