Bible translation, sustainable literacy and language development programmes among small language groups in Kenya and beyond.
To provide Scriptures in small language groups in Kenya and in the East Africa Region. BTL is currently involved in over 25 languages in Kenya and recently in the East Africa Region.
To enhance social and economic development through provision of literacy skills to the small language groups; adequate literacy skills are critical to make concrete decisions, alleviate poverty and social exclusion.
To see the languages first developed into writing systems. This enables the community to develop literature in and for their language. Besides, it is a key element of Bible Translation
Our business ventures and project fundraising initiatives
BTL-CICC is a distraction free Christian environment for corporate meetings, retreats and total relaxation for families and individuals. BTL-CICC offers: Conferencing Facilities, Accommodation, Wedding packages, Wedding Gardens, Recreational Facilities, Salon, Barber shop, Car wash, video shoot and photo shoot venues.
Tafsiri Business Ventures
Tafsiri business ventures are income-generating ventures for BTL. They include the Tafsiri Printing Press, Tafsiri Bookshop, and Translation Services. Their proceeds support Bible Translation and Literacy in the Country and Beyond
Run for the Bibleless
Run for the Bibleless is an annual fundraising event aimed at casting vision, creating awareness of our work and raising funds to support our project work in over 25 small language groups that we serve in.
“The Laka community desires to have the word of God in their mother tongue; they have established a translation committee; some pastors are available to do the translation work; but we are limited in resources to start the work.”
I have witnessed all kinds of reactions since the dedication of the Pokomo complete Bible last weekend. Yesterday, a clergy member came to collect her Bibles. As she packed them into a box I had provided, she began praying in Pokomo, saying, ‘God,
Bible Translation & Literacy is a Christian organization that was established in 1981 to facilitate Bible translation.