Oxford (February 2012)?Conversis, a translation and localization service provider, ?is pleased to announce that we have pledged our support to help humanitarian translations reach more people around the world by becoming a bronze sponsor of Translators without Borders.
Since the devastating Haiti earthquake in 2010, Translators without Borders has been stepping up efforts to provide humanitarian translations to aid groups, not just to those working in Haiti, but to NGOs, or non-governmental organizations, working across the globe in disaster relief, healthcare and education.
Translators without Borders recently announced development of a new fully automated Translation Center, powered by ProZ.com, which has boosted the organization?s ability to provide pro bono translations to hundreds of non-profits by automatically linking volunteers to key projects that need translation.
The financial support provided by sponsors is critical to sustaining and growing the organization, particularly in under-resourced languages. “In the course of our work, we’ve become aware of a huge global need, which is for people in poor countries to be able to access global knowledge in their own language,” explains Lori Thicke, co-founder 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 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 scaleable training program so that more people will be able to access the knowledge they need in a language they understand.”
Commenting on Conversis decision to become a sponsor, Gary Muddyman, CEO said:
?We have always been very keen supporters of Translators without Borders. Their ongoing work has such benefit and reaches so many ? it is such a worthy charity and we are delighted to be able to become an official sponsor?.
Lori Thicke adds:
?We are incredibly grateful to Conversis for this assistance, which is critical to enable us, in turn, to support more humanitarian work around the globe.?
The financial support provided by sponsors is critical to sustaining and growing Translators without Borders.
Conversis is proud to be supporting Translators without Borders in this work.
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Conversis Global, Conversis announces sponsorship of Translators without Borders, February 2012