Danbury, CT, USA – 21 December 2016. One of the world’s leading non-profit translation organizations, Translators without Borders is pleased to announce Wieners+Wieners GmbH, a language service provider for high-quality translations, adaptions, proofreading and editing, have pledged support to help humanitarian translations reach more people around the world by becoming a bronze sponsor.
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 almost 40 million words in over 190 language pairs 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.
Commenting on Wieners+Wieners’ decision to become a sponsor, Managing Director Kai-Dominik said: ‘As a company involved in comprehensive linguistic projects, we have an excellent understanding for the necessity of correctly translating information. As regards humanitarian efforts, this can offer hope and even save lives. On top of that, Translators without Borders is making a significant difference in terms of increasing understanding across the globe, which is why it is so important to support this organization.’
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.”
Aimee Ansari adds: “We are incredibly grateful to Wieners+Wieners for this assistance, which is critical to enable us, in turn, to support more humanitarian work around the globe.”
Wieners+Wieners is proud to be supporting Translators without Borders in this work.
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Located in Ahrensburg, WIENERS+WIENERS GmbH is an internationally active provider of premium language services in the form of translations and adaptions as well as proofreading and editorial services. Since its founding in 1990, the company – and its nearly 60 employees – is among the world’s top 100 language service providers. A comprehensive network of carefully selected expert translators who translate exclusively into their native languages forms the basis for the realization of a wide array of projects in more than 70 languages. Quality assurance through the observance of international translation standards, in-house German and English proofreading departments and personal customer relationships make the highest level of service possible. Customers include most leading German advertising agencies, numerous large companies from the fields of business and industry as well as small and medium-sized companies from all segments.