Today Translators without Borders – the non-profit founded by Lexcelera – announced a major milestone: 50 million words translated to support global aid. In just 6 years, Translators without Borders (TWB) has provided 50 million words of translation to humanitarian organizations for development aid and crisis response programs.
From facilitating communication with the Rohingya refugees to informing the Grenfell Tower survivors to translating health information during the Ebola crisis, Translators without Borders has been on the front lines of virtually every international humanitarian crisis to help the world’s most vulnerable people.
“Fifty million is not just a number,” said Lori Thicke, the Co-founder, with Ros Smith-Thomas, of Traducteurs sans frontières (in 1993) and the Founder of Translators without Borders (in 2010). “The contribution of 50 million words to global aid is a stunning achievement made possible by the growing community of Translators without Borders,” said Thicke, who is also Lexcelera’s CEO and Founder. “I believe that language is the missing piece in humanitarian action and that TWB is working today at scale to fill in that gap.”
Lexcelera salutes the tens of thousands of volunteers who are part of the Translators without Borders community and who have made the milestone of 50 million words possible.