Language Connect sponsors Translator Training Center in Kenya

Language Connect, a leading language translation, sponsors a translator training center in Nairobi, Kenya through Translators without Borders.
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Nov. 27, 2012 - PRLog -- 22nd November 2012, London, UK:

Language Connect, a leading language translation, localization and multilingual digital marketing agency, is pleased to announce its support to help humanitarian translations reach more people by sponsoring a translator training center in Nairobi, Kenya. The center, which trains native language speakers of Swahili and related dialects to translate potentially life-saving healthcare information, is organised and run by the non-profit organisation Translators without Borders.

Language Connect’s donation of $5,000 will fund translators trained at the center for an equivalent of 200 days. The donation is critical to sustaining the center which opened earlier this year and has so far trained a core group of 12 translators.

"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. Translators without Borders is delivering this much needed knowledge through our crowdsourced professional translator platform that connects non-profits directly to our translators who offer their services pro bono."

Ben Taylor, Managing Director of Language Connect commented, “Being able to support Translators without Borders with its vitally important work in humanitarian translations is a privilege for our team at Language Connect. Our donation will make a real difference to the lives not just of the translators training at the Nairobi center but also to the people within their communities with desperate need for medical information.”

About Translators without Borders

Translators without Borders, a US-based 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, envisions a world where knowledge knows no barriers. The mission of Translators without Borders (initially founded in France in 1993 as Traducteurs sans Frontières) is to provide people access to vital knowledge in their language by connecting nonprofit organizations with our community of translators, building local language capacity and raising awareness about language barriers. Translators without Borders volunteers translate millions of words each 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 translations that directly support people in need. The organization is building language capacity in Kenya through its first translator training center where trainees focus on healthcare content in Kiswahili and acquire the skills for a career in translation.

About Language Connect

Language Connect is a global language solutions provider to clients in vertical industries including marketing and research, legal and finance, healthcare and government, and retail and hospitality. We work with a network of over 5,000 subject specialist linguists to provide translation, localization, interpreting and voice-over services in more than 150 languages. Our international office network spanning across all major time zones, allows us to work with clients on a local level to address specific language, cultural and technical needs on a global scale.

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