LocalizationGuy Proud Sponsor of Translators without Borders
Published Thursday, June 9, 2016
MINNEAPOLIS (June 9, 2016) - LocalizationGuy, LLC, is proud to be a 2015-16 Bronze Sponsor of Translators without Borders (TWB), the innovative non-profit organization that leverages translation volunteers to provide access to life-saving information around the world.
TWB provides people with access to vital 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 30 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."
“LocalizationGuy has supported Translators Without Border for a number of years because this organization is one of the most dramatic examples of the power and real meaning of breaking down language barriers to make the world a better place,” said Aki Ito, LocalizationGuy, LLC President.