Welcome to the Obo Manobo Active Language Resource and Community Development Incorporated (OMALRACDI) Website.
In August 1989, Ena Vander Molen and Vera Khor (under SIL) were assigned to begin a translation project among the Obo Manobo people in Mindanao, Southern Philippines. The people are estimated to be at least 70,000, residing in 6 different districts. Many of them live in remote hinterlands, far away from any public school, with a low literacy rate. Ten years later, a local Manobo inter church organization called Obo Manobo Active Language Resource and Community Development, Incorporated (OMALRACDI) was established in 1998 to take ownership of the work among the people. The Obo Manobo New Testament was completed in 2010 and dedicated in October 2011.