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Igbo911: About us

About Us

Igbo911 was conceived in the year 2001 out of a desire to provide a functional resource to teach all children born to Igbo parents outside the home land how to speak Igbo language (asụsụ Igbo). As hope for an endangered language www.igbo911.com was launched in 2008 as a web based interactive Igbo language learning resource. Igbo911 is privately funded and supported by the free will Donations of our students and guests like you.

Mission

Dr. Izu Asiegbunam is the Founder of Igbo 911. With students and contributors from over one hundred and seventy three countries and territories Igbo911 is used by several thousands of households and Igbo language Schools. By this trail blazing initiative, Dr. Asiegbunam has launched Igbo language into a new dawn. He is involved in several cutting edge projects to make Igbo language relevant in contemporary innovation processes. He is passionate about packaging Igbo educational material in portable devices for the generation-y audience. The mobile Igbo dictionary is designed for the i phone. Recently, he has redefined Igbo language preservation and development by establishing a globally accessible portal which he is using to acquire Igbo knowledge data from all the leading experts to establish a repository of Igbo language knowledge. His dream of a world in which every single person on the planet is given access to the sum of all knowledge of Igbo language and culture in every dialect from every community if being realised as this resources is accessed daily from many more cities and countries.

With over 50,000 entries in our data base, Igbo911 continues to grow as a functional and dynamic resource for Igbo language education and development. The testimonials from our students and guests from all over the world speaks of a new lease of life and renewed interest in asụsụ Igbo.

Vision
It is my opinion that most of the untapped potential for developing Igbo language lies at the intersection of knowledge disciplines. Taking the linguist and the computer programmer, the physician and the herbalist, the rain maker and the meteorologist and bringing them together for a common cause creates an ideal environment for innovation in Igbo language. The Igbo911 Project is geared towards taking people from such different back grounds and disciplines that have not traditionally interacted with each other together and enable them to interact and explore some of these untapped potentials at the cross roads of their different disciplines. At this cross roads we hope to alter the boundaries of Igbo language vocabulary and consolidate the roots thereof by tapping into the richness of the diverse dialects. Our Dictionary Project reflects the multi Dialectical lexicon and synonyms of Igbo terminologies. The out come of these projects will make Igbo language more relevant in communicating contemporary knowledge in relevant disciplines such as Bio medical science and technology. I also hope to inspire a new generation of Igbo people (Ndi Igbo) to bring their vocation and talent into developing new tools for the teaching and development of Igbo language and culture as a whole.

In this new dawn for asụsụ Igbo join me to speed up the realization of this noble dream. Ask your self:
"What can I do for The Igbo nation?" and not "What the Igbo nation can do for me?"
"What can I give for asụsụ Igbo?" and not "What I can get from asụsụ Igbo?"
"What can I forego in the name of asụsụ Igbo?" and not "What can I get in the name of asụsụ Igbo?" 

Long live asụsụ igbo.
Long live the Igbo nation
Long live The Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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