Kuwait – 08 August, 2016. Tarjamati, a modern interactive web-based platform for certified translation and proofreading services, is pleased to announce support to help humanitarian translations reach more people around the world by becoming a Bronze sponsor of Translators without Borders. With a dedicated team of translators who serve clients in MENA, North America, and Japan, Tarjamati takes pride in establishing this valuable link with Translators without Borders.
Translators without Borders (TWB) strives to provide people access to vital, often life-saving, information in their own language by, connecting non-profit organizations with a community of professional translators; building local language translation capacity; and raising awareness of language barriers. Since 2011, TWB has translated over 35 million words in over 150 languages in the areas of crisis relief, health and education. The organization has responded to urgent crises by using its Words of Relief model, working with partners, to provide vital information in the appropriate languages to those affected by the European refugee crisis, the Ebola crisis and the Nepal earthquake. Words of Relief ensures better communications with communities when crisis response aid workers and affected populations do not speak the same language.
“The financial support provided by sponsors is critical to sustaining and growing the organization. In the course of our work, we’ve become aware of a huge need, which is 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. “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 more people information, but we still need to bridge the ‘language last mile’. 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.”
Commenting on Tarjamati’s decision to become a sponsor, Shaima Ebrahim, Founder, said: “A smile heals and inspires and so do words. A key element of our mission is to give “a smile per word” for those who are in desperate need of information and who struggle to overcome language barriers as they blend in to new societies or take risks in challenging humanitarian situations where language is an essential tool of survival. Through a Bronze sponsorship of Translators without Borders (TWB), Trajamati supports tremendous translation work that helps asylum seekers, refugees, and other troubled communities understand, communicate, and access vital information.”
Aimee Ansari adds: “We are incredibly grateful to Tarjamati for this assistance to Translators without Borders, which is critical to enable us, in turn, to support more humanitarian work around the globe.”
Tarjamati is proud to be supporting Translators without Borders in its work and takes pride in a partnership that serves humanity.
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