TransPerfect Sponsors Translators without Borders
NEW YORK, September 15, 2011 – TransPerfect, a leading provider of multilingual communication services worldwide, today announced its financial support for Translators without Borders (TWB), a U.S. based non-profit organization dedicated to helping NGOs extend their humanitarian work by providing free, professional translations.
Translators without Borders recently launched their online Translation Center, an automated platform through which NGOs approved by TWB can request translations, and TWB translators can accept and deliver the work on a pro bono basis.
Today, TWB translates more than two million words a year for NGOs, and all work is done by volunteers. Through the support of donors and sponsors, TWB plans before the end of the year to hire a program coordinator to lead the initiative to assist more NGOs in more languages.
According to TransPerfect Co-Founder Phil Shawe, “Translators without Borders provides a crucial service, eliminating language barriers in times of crisis so that NGOs and aid groups can help as many people as possible. We are thrilled and honored to be able to support TWB’s expansion.”
Translators without Borders Co-founder Lori Thicke, added, “We’re very grateful to TransPerfect for their assistance. This type of corporate support is a vital part of our ability to help the non-profit community extend its humanitarian efforts around the world.”
About Translators without Borders
The mission of Translators without Borders (initially founded in France as Traducteurs sans frontières) is to translate knowledge for humanity. Translators without Borders, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, has met that mission through quality humanitarian translations provided by a community of trained translators to vetted NGOs who focus on health, nutrition and education. On average, Translators without Borders volunteers translate millions of words per year, focusing on three types of humanitarian translations: crisis translations needed urgently to inform people in crisis, translations that support an NGO’s operations, and educational translations that directly support people in need. The non-profit organization’s vision is to expand its open digital platform to help make knowledge more accessible worldwide through humanitarian translations. The initial goal is to assist humanitarian organizations with two million dollars worth of free translations per year. For more information, please visit http://translatorswithoutborders.com.
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