Sue Fortescue, ambassador for Translators Without Borders (TWB), visited STP’s Whiteley office recently to talk about TWB’s work and to thank STP for its seventh year supporting the organisation.
TWB is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to remove the language barriers that hinder critical humanitarian efforts across the world.
It provides translations for non-profit organisations in the areas of crisis relief, health and education. It also trains translators and interpreters in the language of crisis-affected countries and helps translate and disseminate messages before crises occur.
Sue, who is also a freelance translator for STP, spoke about the important work TWB does around the world and its vital role in translating for victims of the Grenfell fire disaster in London.
She also thanked STP for donating its time and translation resources to helping integrate refugees into Europe during the ongoing refugee crisis.
‘’There aren’t many Nordic translators available to us, so when STP volunteered its services, we were very grateful.’’
‘’We simply couldn’t do the work we do without the volunteers we have, but we always need more. Currently, we have a very urgent need for professional and experienced English to Swedish translators,’’ she said.
Many of STP’s in-house staff attended Sue’s talk at the HQ and staff working at STP’s other locations listened in via Webinar.
If you would like to volunteer your translation expertise, or to sponsor TWB’s important humanitarian work, visit their website for more information.
Photo: STP’s Quality and Training Manager, Raisa McNab, accepts a token of thanks from TWB ambassador, Sue Fortescue.