VALENCIA, SPAIN – 15 JUNE 2011 – Pangeanic HQ and its Spanish translation office Traducciones Pangeanic has become one of Translators without Borders’ (TWB) first silver sponsors. The company has pledged its support to TWB with the aim to ensure that humanitarian translations provide access to information for more people around the world.
The devastating Haiti earthquake in 2010 was the seed for the establishment of Translators without Borders. In response to the crisis, groups and individuals provided free humanitarian translation to aid responders, not just to those working in Haiti, but also to NGOs working across the globe in disaster relief, healthcare and education.
The financial support provided by sponsors is the foundation that enables TWB to grow and provide humanitarian translations, particularly in under-resourced languages. “According to UNICEF more people die from lack of knowledge than from diseases. People in poor countries are simply unable to access global knowledge in a language they understand. Mobile technology may be bringing this knowledge closer to the bottom three billion, but we still need to bridge the ‘language last mile’. Translators without Borders is delivering this much needed help by developing a scalable training program so that more people will be able to access the knowledge they need in a language they understand.” says Lori Thicke, co-founder of Translators without Borders. “We are very grateful to Pangeanic for their help, which is critical to enable us to support more humanitarian work around the globe.”
Pangeanic is proud to support Translators without Borders in this work. Commenting on the company’s decision to become a sponsor, Manuel Herranz, Pangeanic’s CEO said, “TWB can enable humanitarian organizations to fulfill many of its goals and, most importantly, provide critical information to people in the right language. It is written in Pangeanic’s mission as part of our social responsibility, to give back to society part of what we generate. Supporting Translators without Borders is a very opportunity to do that.”
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