Frederick, Maryland – December 12, 2011 Started in 1993, Translators without Borders (TWB) is a worldwide community of translators with the mission of translating for humanity. Welocalize has been involved with TWB for years and currently supports TWB as a Bronze Sponsor. Welocalize will continue to support the not-for-profit organization into 2012.
Over the years, TWB has donated almost $3 million in translating services. In 2011, TWB translated over 2.2 million words – in monetary terms, the equivalent of donating $400,000 to Non-Government Organizations (NGOs). That works out at about 7,000 hours donated in humanitarian work to people who really need it
“There are thousands of aid groups who need humanitarian translations for people in need. We want to realize our vision of a world where every man, woman and child can access the information they need in a language they understand,” said Lori Thicke, founder of Translators without Borders.
“It is so important the localization and translation industry supports not-for-profit organizations. TWB does great work – we’re proud to be able to help,” states Smith Yewell, CEO of Welocalize.
About Translators without Border
The mission of Translators without Borders (initially founded in France as Traducteurs sans frontières) is to translate knowledge for humanity. Translators without Borders 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. Please visit www.translatorswithoutborders.com for more information.
Welocalize offers integrated translation services and products to support the need for on-demand translation. We provide globalization consulting, translation, localization, testing solutions and enterprise translation management tools that are optimized to be able to deliver on-demand translation in over 100 languages. With over 500 employees worldwide, Welocalize maintains offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland, Japan and China. Please visit www.welocalize.com for more information.