We are happy to announce that from Monday, November 29, we will dedicate one full week to connect with our wonderful Arabic community. This is your chance to learn more about our work, win prizes, show your translation skills, and meet our staff and fellow translators. This is also our way of celebrating International Volunteer Day, on December 5, with our amazing community of volunteers.
Here’s the plan:
Participate in our Arabic translation contest. Your translation will be evaluated by other participants and our Arabic-speaking staff. The two best translations will win a prize of 150 USD for first place and 100 USD for second place. Anyone who scores over 18 (out of 25) will receive a certificate and become verified if they aren’t already.
Results will be announced on December 18, to celebrate the Arabic Language Day The two winners of the contest have already been notified by email.
Join our webinars! All presentations will be in English, and you are welcome to interact in Arabic. Participants will be entered into a random prize draw. For each webinar, one lucky winner will get a 100 USD prize! The winner has to be part of the TWB community. We have now notified the winners of the prize draw - congratulations if you received the email!
- Updated Arabic Style Guide - Monday 29 at 3 pm CET/WAT with Muhannad, our Arabic Language Lead. The Style Guide is your ally for all your Arabic language work at TWB! You can watch the recorded session here. You can find the Arabic Style Guide here.
- How to translate gender-neutral language – Tuesday 30 at 4 pm CET/WAT. Improve your translation skills with Thalia, our Arabic Language Associate. Watch the recording here. This is part of TWB’s activities for the global campaign 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence.
- How much do you know about the main Arabic variants? Wednesday, December 1 at 4 pm CET/WAT with Muhannad and Ibrahim, our Shuwa Arab Community Team Lead. Watch the recording here.
- Sure you can translate in Arabic - but can you translate in Arabic for children? Thursday, December 2, at 4 pm CET/WAT with Muhannad and Viktorija, our Language Services Partner Coordinator. You can watch the recorded session here.
- Hear about a crucial topic for humanitarian workers: Protection against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA). Monday, December 6, at 3 pm CET/WAT with Marianthi, our Head of Human Resources. The whole community is invited to join this session. The recording is here.