Capitals Route

Translation saves lives!

And we are on our bikes to help save more!

There are thousands of NGOs all over the world bringing help to those who are less able to help themselves. In some regions of Africa, for example, NGOs realize their mission by providing information which helps protect people’s health. But no information can be truly meaningful if it is conveyed in an unknown language. In order to make it a lifesaver, the information must be translated into a local language. This is where the role of a translator becomes so important.

When there are too few translators available to do the work, as is the case in Kiswahili in Kenya, for example, Translators without Borders have come up with their brilliant solution: they have set up a translation training center in Kenya where they train volunteer translators. It costs them approximately one thousand US dollars to provide training, equipment and Internet connection for a translator for a period of one year. Then, a single translator’s work may help save hundreds of lives!

We are now on our biggest challenge ever! We want to ride a really long distance, about 2,300 kilometers, against any and all adversities, and help raise funds to sponsor as many translators as possible. And we will be looking forward to your support on the Capitals Route!

And we are on our bikes to help save more!

For this purpose we are asking you to help us and sponsor as many kilometers of our journey as you can. Should our sponsor donations exceed the distance we plan to ride, we promise to ride all extra sponsored kilometers at a later date. You can help reach this goal in many ways: ride with us, meet us on the way, become a sponsor, mention this initiative on your blog or social media (#BikingMngt @textpartner @TranslatorsWB #EliaND #t9n #l10n #charity #MTB), help with local media – this may help a lot with new sponsors! On the route map you will also see time stamps along the route. Follow them to join us whenever you feel like riding a few kilemeters for the cause.

Thank you for your support!

Ewa, Marek & Lucjan

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Ireland, May 19th, 2015

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Marek Gawrysiak

Marek Gawrysiak

Lucjan R. Szreter

Lucjan R. Szreter

Ewa Gawrysiak

Ewa Gawrysiak

Anja Bergemann

Anja Bergemann

Eva Tönnesmann

Eva Tönnesmann

Ágnes Gazsó

Ágnes Gazsó

Michael Fitzgerald

Michael Fitzgerald

Susie Hoare

Susie Hoare

Raymund Prins

Raymund Prins

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