Today is International Day of Charity 2018, and the whole team here at Language Insight is delighted to announce that we have sponsored the non-profit organisation, Translators Without Borders.

International Day of Charity is observed annually on the 5th of September and it was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012. The main purpose of the International Day of Charity is to raise awareness and provide a common platform for charity-related activities all over the world.

Translators Without Borders offers translation and other language service support for humanitarian and development agencies and other non-profit charities on a global scale. The organisation aims to close the language gaps that disrupt critical international development efforts worldwide. By maintaining a global network of professionals working within the translation industry, Translators Without Borders help other organisations overcome any communication barriers, therefore, increasing their access to critical information and services which is essential in times of need.

Translators Without Borders’ mission is to provide people access to vital knowledge in their language by:

• Providing aid in humanitarian crisis response through translation and interpreting
• Providing translation and simplification services that are culturally appropriate, accessible and open-source
• Building language translation capacity at the local level
• Raising awareness globally of language barriers

After a successful year of continued company growth and increased revenue, we wanted to give back to the language community by supporting projects that work towards breaking down language barriers in order to connect those in need to the services that they require the most.

Our Managing Director, Donna Twose, says “the work that Translators Without Borders do is inspiring. It is amazing to see how the translation industry can really make a difference to how effective global development projects are.”

We are delighted to work alongside Translators Without Borders to raise awareness of the importance of language in humanitarian work, support those in need and promote Translators Without Borders key message of creating a world where knowledge knows no language barriers.

MD Donna Twose adds “Our sponsorship of Translators Without Borders is not just because we are inspired by the work they do, it’s also because their core values match ours in so many ways, from integrity to excellence and innovation. We hope our contribution will allow Translators Without Borders to continue the fantastic work they do and the whole of Language Insight are thrilled to be involved.

To know more about Translators Without Borders visit their website and see how you can get involved in their amazing projects.