Language Connect announces Gold Sponsorship of Translators without Borders
Language Connect is pleased to announce that we have pledged our support to help humanitarian translations reach more people around the world by becoming a Gold Sponsor of Translators without Borders (TWB). Translators without Borders strives to provide people access to vital, often life-saving, information in a language they can understand by connecting non-profit organizations with a community of language professionals, building local language translation capacity, and raising awareness of language barriers.
Commenting on Language Connect’s sponsorship, Ben Taylor, Managing Director said:
Language Connect has made a long-term commitment to support the funding of TWB’s strategic efforts towards education and training so that the local communities they work with are better equipped in times of humanitarian needs. We have decided to link our ongoing donations to reflect the growth of our business and specifically relate to the ongoing savings we make for our clients via operational efficiencies. By using this dynamic model, we know that our sponsorship will continue to be a substantial part of our wider community programme and add persistent value to TWB.
Since 2011, TWB has translated over 50 million words in over 250 language pairs in the areas of crisis relief, health and education. The organization has responded to urgent crises by using its Words of Relief service, working with partners to provide vital information in the appropriate languages to those affected by emergencies such as the Ebola crisis, and the Rohingya refugee crisis. Words of Relief ensures better communications with communities when crisis responders and affected populations do not speak the same language.
The financial support provided by sponsors is critical to sustaining and growing the non-profit organization. Mobile technology may be bringing more people information, but TWB aims to bridge the ‘language last mile.’
We are incredibly grateful to Language Connect for this assistance, which is critical to enable us to support more humanitarian work around the globe. In the course of our work, we’ve become aware of a huge need for people in poor countries to be able to access global knowledge in their own language
explains Aimee Ansari, Executive Director of Translators without Borders.
Translators without Borders is delivering this much-needed help through a myriad of tools and programs so that more people will be able to access the knowledge they need in a language they understand.
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About Translators without Borders
Translators without Borders envisions a world where knowledge knows no language barriers. The US-based non-profit provides people access to vital knowledge in their language by connecting non-profit organizations with a professional community of volunteer translators, building local language translation capacity, and raising awareness of language barriers. Originally founded in 1993 in France (as Traducteurs sans Frontières), Translators without Borders translates millions of words every year.