The holidays bring out the best in all of us – even Scrooge. During this time, organizations try to encourage their customers to donate to their favorite charities. Sometimes they ask for money and other times all you have to do is watch a video or play a game on the company’s social media site and Morvia has chosen to do the latter. The company is supporting translatorswithoutborders.org, which focuses on providing translation services around the world, NGO support and educational translation for people in need.
Like its sister organization Doctors without Borders, Translators without Borders provides a tool that is indispensable. According to UNICEF, “more people die from lack of knowledge than from diseases. People in many countries are simply unable to access global knowledge in a language they understand, and knowledge starts with communication.” The organization helps to translate more than two million words per year, but that is only less than one percent of what is needed. NGOs such as Action Against Hunger, Doctors without Borders, Oxfam US as well as many others rely on their services to ensure nothing is lost in translation when they are providing critical services.
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If you want to help all you have to do is watch a four minute David Guetta video on YouTube (News - Alert) or play Moravia’s memory game on Facebook, and before you say humbug the company will donate $1 to Translations without Borders.
Find the YouTube video here and the Facebook (News - Alert) game here.
"Translations are not a tangible good, therefore their importance is often overlooked. While the work that Translators without Borders does is remarkable, it's not even meeting one percent of the need that's out there. It's our hope that this social media campaign will raise enough money to significantly impact this organization's meaningful mission. We thank all of our clients, associates and friends for their continued support," said Renato Beninatto, board member of Translators without Borders and CMO of Moravia.
Moravia is a global provider of translation solutions for organizations in information technology, e-learning, and life sciences. It provides services for five out of the top eight Fortune 1000 computer software companies and four out of the top seven Fortune 1000 computer hardware manufacturers. Some of the organizations include Adobe, F-Secure, IBM (News - Alert), Microsoft, Novell, Oracle, Tektronix, and Toshiba.
Translators without Borders was founded by Lori Thicke and Ros Smith-Thomas in 1993 with the goal of providing accurate dissemination of information when it is really needed. As it states on their website “Language barriers cost lives.”
"In the course of our work, we've become aware of a huge global need for people in poor countries to be able to access global knowledge in their own language. Mobile technology may be bringing this knowledge closer to the bottom three billion, but we still need to bridge the 'language last mile'. Translators without Borders is developing a scalable training program to enable many more people to access the knowledge they need in a language they understand,” said Lori Thicke, co-founder of Translators without Borders.
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Edited by Brooke Neuman