PROJECT 24


TRANSLATE 24 COURSES IN 24 LANGUAGES




REAL PEOPLE, REAL IMPACT

Doreen grew up in Gisuru, Burundi, a remote town in east Africa. Her parents are rice farmers, as many are in her community. Doreen, in addition to her full academic schedule in high school, has completed 13 Emmaus International Bible courses.

When we visited her this past year, Doreen took part in a celebratory Emmaus course graduation receiving a certificate. Her favorite course was our study on the book of Acts. Doreen says,

“The course on Acts really encouraged me in my walk with the Lord as I read about and studied the amazing example of Paul and others as they served the Lord with their whole lives.”


THE CONTINUED NEED

Doreen isn’t the only one to have benefited from Emmaus courses. Emmaus courses are used across the globe and over 45 million Emmaus courses have been distributed since 1942. We receive testimonies nearly every day of lives that are being transformed by the study of God’s Word through Emmaus courses. While we are humbled at these testimonies and thankful for the many courses used, we also are keenly aware of the greater need.

We know we are just barely beginning to reach the harvest the Lord has set before us. This is why we’ve launched Project 24: to translate 24 of our courses into 24 major world languages.


THE 24 LANGUAGES:


AMHARIC

There are close to 26 million Amharic speakers worldwide. Slightly over 21.6 million live in Ethiopia.

Approximately 0.34% of the world’s population.

ARABIC

It is estimated that there are 223 million speakers of the 30 varieties of Arabic. Arabic is the official or co-official language of 25 countries.

Approximately 2.90% of the world’s population.

BENGALI

The total number of speakers of Bengali worldwide is 189 million. Bengali is the national language of Bangladesh where it is spoken as a first language by 106 million, and as a second language by 20 million speakers. Bengali is one of the 23 official languages of India where it is the second most-spoken language.

Approximately 2.45% of the world’s population.

CHINESE

With close to 850 million speakers, Mandarin Chinese is by far the world’s largest language. There is also a huge diaspora of Mandarin speakers in Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA, and Viet Nam.

Approximately 11.04% of the world’s population.

CROATIAN

It is spoken by 5.5 million worldwide. Standard Croatian is the official language of Croatia. It is also spoken in Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia, Slovenia, Australia, U.S., and Canada.

Approximately 0.07% of the world’s population.

FARSI

Farsi is spoken by an estimated 110 million people worldwide, primarily in Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan.

Approximately 1.43% of the world’s population.

FRENCH

It is estimated that the number of first and second-language speakers of French worldwide is between 220 and 300 million people. French is spoken in 53 countries, making it one of the most widespread languages of the world.

Approximately 3.38% of the world’s population.

GERMAN

German is one of the world’s major languages spoken by an estimated 123 million native and second-language speakers in some 40 countries around the world. It is the second most spoken language in Europe.

Approximately 1.60% of the world’s population.

HINDI

Hindi is spoken by approximately 341 million people worldwide. It is spoken as a first language primarily in northern and central India by more than 258 million people.Outside of India, Hindi is spoken in Australia, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Botswana, Canada, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Germany, Guyana, Kenya, Nepal, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Saint Maarten, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Yemen, and Zambia.

Approximately 4.43% of the world’s population.

JAPANESE

The number of Japanese speakers worldwide is estimated at close to 123 million.Japanese is the national language of Japan, where it is spoken as a first language by 122 million people.

Approximately 1.60% of the world’s population.

KOREAN

The total number of Korean speakers worldwide is estimated to be around 77.2 million.Korean is the language of the Korean peninsula (North and South Korea).

Approximately 1.00% of the world’s population.

MALAYALAM

The number of global speakers is approximately 35.5 million.Malayalam is one of the 22 official languages of India. It is also spoken in Bahrain, Fiji, Israel, Malaysia, Qatar, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, and The United Kingdom.

Approximately 0.46% of the world’s population.

NEPALI

The worldwide population of Nepali speakers is estimated at 15 million. Nepali is the national language of Nepal where it is spoken by approximately 12 million. There are also a great number of speakers in India and Bhutan.

Approximately 0.19% of the world’s population.

ORIYA

Oriya is spoken as a first language by 32.1 million people. Oriya is one of the 22 official languages and 14 regional languages of India.

Approximately 0.42% of the world’s population.

PORTUGUESE

The worldwide population of first-language speakers of Portuguese is around 215 million. Portuguese is the sixth largest language in the world.

Approximately 2.79% of the world’s population.

PUNJABI

The total number of first-language speakers of Punjabi is around 100 million.

Approximately 1.30% of the world’s population.

RUSSIAN

The number of speakers worldwide is about 166 million. There are approximately 137 million speakers in the Russian Federation. It is also spoken in Canada, China, Finland, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, and the U.S.

Approximately 1.78% of the world’s population.

SPANISH

The number of Spanish speakers with native competence worldwide is around 477 million. Spanish is spoken as a first language in 30 countries worldwide. It is the fourth most spoken language in the world after Chinese, Hindi, and English.

Approximately 6.19% of the world’s population.

SWAHILI

Swahili is spoken by 15.5 million people as a first or as a second language. Swahili is the official language in Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda. It is also spoken in Burundi, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, and the U.S.

Approximately 0.20% of the world’s population.

TAMIL

Tamil is spoken by 69.5 million people worldwide.It is spoken as a native language by 61.5 million people in India and northeastern Sri Lanka. There are sizeable Tamil-speaking populations in Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius and South Africa.

Approximately 0.90% of the world’s population.

TELUGU

Telugu is spoken by around 79 million people as a first and second language. Telugu is primarily spoken in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India, where it is the official language. It is also spoken in Bahrain, Fiji, Malaysia, Mauritius, United States, Singapore, United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates.

Approximately 1.03% of the world’s population.

TIGRINYA

Worldwide the number of Tigrinya speakers is estimated at 6.9 million. Tigrigna is spoken by 4.3 million people in Ethiopia and by 2.5 million people in Eritrea where it is one of the national languages.

Approximately 0.09% of the world’s population.

UKRAINIAN

Worldwide, the number of speakers of Ukrainian is around 40 million people. There are 31 million speakers in Ukraine, 8 or more million in Russia, and others in Eastern Europe, U.S., Canada, and Latin America.

Approximately 0.53% of the world’s population.

URDU

The estimated number of global speakers is 135 million. Urdu is spoken as a first language by 64 million people in Pakistan and India. 94 million people speak Urdu as a second language in Pakistan. There is a large Urdū-speaking diaspora in the United Kingdom, the United States,Canada, Norway and Australia.

Approximately 1.75% of the world’s population.


OUR GOAL:

Translate 24 courses into 24 languages and distribute them through a digital platform

CONTENT

A vital component of Project 24 is its 24 courses known as the Emmaus Road. This curriculum is 24 of Emmaus Correspondence School’s well-established courses, updated, reformatted and re-released. This curriculum is designed to give the student familiarity with the Bible, and prepare the student for a lifetime of personal Bible study.

THE APP

Our print courses have been effective for many years, and still prove to be a great means of study for many people. However, we have seen a need to create an app that is not only capable of containing a large number our courses, but also can be accessed anywhere in the world by anyone who wants to study the Bible. We are very excited about the opportunity this technology provides.

THE SCOPE

We are starting with the above listed 24 languages, but would love to expand beyond this number. Using a Christian translation service, we are able to source all translation services and ensure quality translation is within a quick time frame. We're also assembling a team of readers and reviewers in each language to ensure translations are both easy-to-read and faithful to the Word.


But we can't reach our goal without help,
and that's where you come in...



We need people just like you to pray, give, and share this mission with your world.






PROJECT 24

TRANSLATE 24 COURSES IN24 LANGUAGES




REAL PEOPLE, REAL IMPACT


Doreen grew up in Gisuru, Burundi, a remote town in east Africa. Her parents are rice farmers, as many are in her community. Doreen, in addition to her full academic schedule in high school, has completed 13 Emmaus International Bible courses.

When we visited her this past year, Doreen took part in a celebratory Emmaus course graduation receiving a certificate. Her favorite course was our study on the book of Acts. Doreen says,

“The course on Acts really encouraged me in my walk with the Lord as I read about and studied the amazing example of Paul and others as they served the Lord with their whole lives.”


THE CONTINUED NEED

Doreen isn’t the only one to have benefited from Emmaus courses. Emmaus courses are used across the globe and over 45 million Emmaus courses have been distributed since 1942. We receive testimonies nearly every day of lives that are being transformed by the study of God’s Word through Emmaus courses. While we are humbled at these testimonies and thankful for the many courses used, we also are keenly aware of the greater need.

We know we are just barely beginning to reach the harvest the Lord has set before us. This is why we’ve launched Project 24: to translate 24 of our courses into 24 major world languages.

THE 24 LANGUAGES:

AMHARIC

There are close to 26 million Amharic speakers worldwide. Slightly over 21.6 million live in Ethiopia.

Approximately 0.34% of the world’s population.

ARABIC

It is estimated that there are 223 million speakers of the 30 varieties of Arabic. Arabic is the official or co-official language of 25 countries.

Approximately 2.90% of the world’s population.

BENGALI

The total number of speakers of Bengali worldwide is 189 million. Bengali is the national language of Bangladesh where it is spoken as a first language by 106 million, and as a second language by 20 million speakers. Bengali is one of the 23 official languages of India where it is the second most-spoken language.

Approximately 2.45% of the world’s population.

CHINESE

With close to 850 million speakers, Mandarin Chinese is by far the world’s largest language. There is also a huge diaspora of Mandarin speakers in Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA, and Viet Nam.

Approximately 11.04% of the world’s population.

CROATIAN

It is spoken by 5.5 million worldwide. Standard Croatian is the official language of Croatia. It is also spoken in Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia, Slovenia, Australia, U.S., and Canada.

Approximately 0.07% of the world’s population.

FARSI

Farsi is spoken by an estimated 110 million people worldwide, primarily in Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan.

Approximately 1.43% of the world’s population.

FRENCH

It is estimated that the number of first and second-language speakers of French worldwide is between 220 and 300 million people. French is spoken in 53 countries, making it one of the most widespread languages of the world.

Approximately 3.38% of the world’s population.

GERMAN

German is one of the world’s major languages spoken by an estimated 123 million native and second-language speakers in some 40 countries around the world. It is the second most spoken language in Europe.

Approximately 1.60% of the world’s population.

HINDI

Hindi is spoken by approximately 341 million people worldwide. It is spoken as a first language primarily in northern and central India by more than 258 million people.Outside of India, Hindi is spoken in Australia, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Botswana, Canada, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Germany, Guyana, Kenya, Nepal, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Saint Maarten, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Yemen, and Zambia.

Approximately 4.43% of the world’s population.

JAPANESE

The number of Japanese speakers worldwide is estimated at close to 123 million.Japanese is the national language of Japan, where it is spoken as a first language by 122 million people.

Approximately 1.60% of the world’s population.

KOREAN

The total number of Korean speakers worldwide is estimated to be around 77.2 million.Korean is the language of the Korean peninsula (North and South Korea).

Approximately 1.00% of the world’s population.

MALAYALAM

The number of global speakers is approximately 35.5 million.Malayalam is one of the 22 official languages of India. It is also spoken in Bahrain, Fiji, Israel, Malaysia, Qatar, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, and The United Kingdom.

Approximately 0.46% of the world’s population.

NEPALI

The worldwide population of Nepali speakers is estimated at 15 million. Nepali is the national language of Nepal where it is spoken by approximately 12 million. There are also a great number of speakers in India and Bhutan.

Approximately 0.20% of the world’s population.

ORIYA

Oriya is spoken as a first language by 32.1 million people. Oriya is one of the 22 official languages and 14 regional languages of India.

Approximately 0.42% of the world’s population.

PORTUGUESE

The worldwide population of first-language speakers of Portuguese is around 215 million. Portuguese is the sixth largest language in the world.

Approximately 2.79% of the world’s population.

PUNJABI

The total number of first-language speakers of Punjabi is around 100 million.

Approximately 1.30% of the world’s population.

RUSSIAN

The number of speakers worldwide is about 166 million. There are approximately 137 million speakers in the Russian Federation. It is also spoken in Canada, China, Finland, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, and the U.S.

Approximately 1.78% of the world’s population.

SPANISH

The number of Spanish speakers with native competence worldwide is around 477 million. Spanish is spoken as a first language in 30 countries worldwide. It is the fourth most spoken language in the world after Chinese, Hindi, and English.

Approximately 6.19% of the world’s population.

SWAHILI

Swahili is spoken by 15.5 million people as a first or as a second language. Swahili is the official language in Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda. It is also spoken in Burundi, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, and the U.S.

Approximately 0.20% of the world’s population.

TAMIL

Tamil is spoken by 69.5 million people worldwide.It is spoken as a native language by 61.5 million people in India and northeastern Sri Lanka. There are sizeable Tamil-speaking populations in Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius and South Africa.

Approximately 0.90% of the world’s population.

TELUGU

Telugu is spoken by around 79 million people as a first and second language. Telugu is primarily spoken in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India, where it is the official language. It is also spoken in Bahrain, Fiji, Malaysia, Mauritius, United States, Singapore, United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates.

Approximately 1.03% of the world’s population.

TIGRINYA

Worldwide the number of Tigrinya speakers is estimated at 6.9 million. Tigrigna is spoken by 4.3 million people in Ethiopia and by 2.5 million people in Eritrea where it is one of the national languages.

Approximately 0.09% of the world’s population.

UKRAINIAN

Worldwide, the number of speakers of Ukrainian is around 40 million people. There are 31 million speakers in Ukraine, 8 or more million in Russia, and others in Eastern Europe, U.S., Canada, and Latin America.

Approximately 0.53% of the world’s population.

URDU

The estimated number of global speakers is 135 million. Urdu is spoken as a first language by 64 million people in Pakistan and India. 94 million people speak Urdu as a second language in Pakistan. There is a large Urdū-speaking diaspora in the United Kingdom, the United States,Canada, Norway and Australia.

Approximately 1.75% of the world’s population.


OUR GOAL:

Translate 24 courses into 24 languages and distribute them through a digital platform


CONTENT

A vital component of Project 24 is its 24 courses known as the Emmaus Road. This curriculum is 24 of Emmaus Correspondence School’s well-established courses, updated, reformatted and re-released. This curriculum is designed to give the student familiarity with the Bible, and prepare the student for a lifetime of personal Bible study.


THE APP

Our print courses have been effective for many years, and still prove to be a great means of study for many people. However, we have seen a need to create an app that is not only capable of containing a large number our courses, but also can be accessed anywhere in the world by anyone who wants to study the Bible. We are very excited about the opportunity this technology provides.


THE SCOPE

We are starting with the above listed 24 languages, but would love to expand beyond this number. Using a Christian translation service, we are able to source all translation services and ensure quality translation is within a quick time frame. We're also assembling a team of readers and reviewers in each language to ensure translations are both easy-to-read and faithful to the Word.


But we can't reach our goal without help,
and thats where you come in...



We need people just like you to pray, give, and share this mission with your world.