DANBURY, CT, USA – 06 June 2016 — Tolkegruppen Oversættergruppen P/S, a language service provider located in the heart of historic Copenhagen, has once again pledged support to help humanitarian translations reach more people around the world by renewing their bronze sponsorship of 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 33 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 Tolkegruppen Oversættergruppen’s decision to renew its sponsorship, Managing Director Jesper Harder Søndergaard said:
“We are very happy to continue our work with Translators without Borders. We proudly share TWB’s goal of making languages a tool to inspire and support every person in need, rather than to cause division and unrest between people. Sponsoring TWB helps us to expand and make truly global our own efforts to make the world a better place, one linguistic misunderstanding at a time”.
Aimee Ansari adds: “We are incredibly grateful to Tolkegruppen Oversættergruppen P/S for this assistance, which is critical to enable us, in turn, to support more humanitarian work around the globe.”
Tolkegruppen Oversættergruppen P/S is proud to be supporting Translators without Borders in this work.
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