Recent News

AC1 Postponed

This week, the government of Uganda, our program’s host country, announced tighter restrictions on travelers from certain countries classified as “high-risk”, including mandatory institutional quarantine, and rigorous screening for all other international travelers. Locally, starting yesterday, 20 March 2020, the government imposed a ban on public gatherings: religious, academic, economic, political, and social alike at least for the next 32 days, to be reviewed depending on how the COVID-19 situation unfolds worldwide. 
Granted, a lot could improve in a short time reversing the status quo, it is fewer than three months to the start of AC1. So even if the situation of COVID-19 were to ease up, its impact could last long enough to make AC1 in June 2020 practically impossible. 

Therefore, as the iDELTA leadership, we feel painfully obliged to provisionally move AC1 to Aug-Sept 2020. We hope that this would allow a bit more time for the best or worst of the COVID-19 situation to unravelIf things only get worse, we’ll be forced to reschedule for next year. We’ll keep monitoring the situation and should have a firm position communicated to you before the end of June 2020.
We very much apologize for the inconvenience this change will pose. We call you all to more prayer but also to more precaution for the safety of yourselves and those under your care as we keep the divine hope in the God of the impossible to normalize things very soon. 

Registration for AC1 is now open

Check on the homepage to download the file for registering for iDELTA AC1. This is the form you should use if you have been accepted already. If you have not yet applied, please complete the application form as soon as possible. We don’t want you to miss anything!

GTA 2019 has ended

Students and staff had a blessed closing ceremony on Friday, November 29, 2019. Liz Thomson, Director of Language Programmes for the Anglo-Lusophone area gave a closing challenge. We look forward to these students returning and being joined by others in June 2020 for Academic Course 1 .

Spreading capacity

A tree at the Lweza Conference Centre

This tree and its MANY roots suggest an analogy for what we are trying to do on iDELTA. We are building capacity in people who will return to their work across Africa to provide language development and translation of Scripture to their language communities and beyond.