DANBURY, CT USA – 01 March 2016 – Translators without Borders has announced the winners of its third Translators without Borders Access to Knowledge Awards. The awards recognize individuals or organizations that have contributed outstanding work that exemplifies the organization’s mission to translate for humanity.
The Access to Knowledge Awards were created in 2012 to honor volunteers, donors, and non-profit partners. The awards are given within each of the organization’s six pillars: Organizational Excellence, Translator Community and Workspace, Training, Non-profit Partnerships, Financial Sustainability, Awareness and Communications. The Translators without Borders Board of Directors, staff and advisors nominate recipients and then vote on the candidates. In addition to six winners, a number of honorable mentions were also awarded.
“Without the assistance this past year from all our dedicated supporters, Translators without Borders would not have succeeded in helping as many people and translating as many words as we did,” said Aimee Ansari, Executive Director of Translators without Borders. “We reached the major milestone of 30 million words translated, earlier this year; in 2015 we activated the Words of Relief crisis relief network to respond yet again to an urgent crisis – the European refugee crisis; and we continue to build the capacity and to train translators in our field office in Kenya. These are just examples of the work that is being done and we hope to continue to build on our successes. That is only possible with the generous support of our donors, the dedication of our volunteers, and the commitment of our non-profit partners.”
Awarded to Sue Fortescue
• Marek Gawrysiak – TextPartner
• Ewa Gawrysiak – TextPartner
Awarded to the European Refugees Rapid Response Team
• Eric Ragu
• The Nepali Rapid Response Team
Awarded to Nancy Matis
• Simon Andriesen
Awarded to Jus MacKinnon and Ji Lucas – Qatar Computing Research Institute
• Humanity Road
Awarded to Renato Beninatto, Moravia
• Will Lewis, Microsoft
Awarded to Marleen Laschet
• Bjarne Poulsen
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 1994 in France as Traducteurs sans Frontières (now its sister organization), Translators without Borders translates more than eight million words per year. In 2012, the organization established a Healthcare Translators’ Training Center in Nairobi, Kenya.
Translators without Borders has a constant need for volunteers to sustain the demand for translated content. Please visit our volunteer or donate pages to find out more about how you can contribute.
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