We are very excited to announce the results of the first TWB Translation Marathon, held between September 28th and October 7th.
Translatathon in numbers:
3 language combinations
317,150 words translated and revised
36 newly verified translators
Translatathon - the projects
You worked on a variety of life-changing projects and directly helped the people who needed to receive this information in their own language. Here are some of the projects you helped with during the marathon:
WHO emergency translation project: thanks to your French translations, WHO will be able to train field humanitarian staff to be part of the Ebola crisis response in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In August 2019, the Ebola outbreak crossed the one year mark with no end in sight.
Save The Children USA - Reproductive Health in Emergencies: you contributed to making this training available in key languages such as Arabic and Spanish. This training will enable local aid workers to better describe how emergency situations affect the Sexual and Reproductive Health needs of adolescents. It will also help the local aid workers to understand current best practices and appropriate tools and resources for Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights programming in emergency settings.
Terre des Hommes: the translation of Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action directly supports children and their families in more than 45 countries, and will help to assure their well-being. Thanks to you, this is now possible in languages such as Arabic, French, and Spanish.
Every Casualty Worldwide: the translation into French, Arabic and Spanish of casualty recording standards will provide organizations all over the world with casualty recording guidelines. This is in support of the principle that every life lost to armed violence should be promptly recorded, correctly identified and publicly acknowledged.
Foundation for Environmental Education: thanks to you, FEE will be able to train teachers and young students to take meaningful and purposeful action to help create a more sustainable world.
IDP: you supported IDP in the identification and the assessment of research and information gaps that hinder progress towards new interventions for a particular public health problem in the developing world.
Smile Train Inside Out Project: thanks to you and Smile Train, many children with clefts around the world, who usually have difficulty eating, breathing, hearing, and speaking, will be supported in their growth by parents who understand which are the best steps to support them.
E-cancer: thank you for contributing to E-cancer’s mission to support tens of thousands of medical professionals worldwide to learn new skills, update their knowledge and improve the care for their patients with cancer.
USA Hello: you supported USAHello by making their on-the-ground sources of support more comprehensible and accessible to the thousands of resettled refugees and immigrants.
Board of Champions - top 40:
Your enthusiasm and dedication to this initiative exceeded all expectations, and we are grateful beyond words for any contributions we received. Thank you for participating!
Some very prolific translators made it to the Board of Champions. Their names and points are listed below. Please remember that, for the marathon point calculation only, revisions and test reviews tasks count half of their volume.
Hamid Alahmari - 20,031 points
Barbara Pissane - 16,812 points
Aghilas Ait Mihoub - 15,375 points
Hugo Perret - 13,214 points
Annesha Kar Gupta - 10,870 points
Valérie Thirkettle - 9,541 points
Michael Orlov - 9,141 points
Maria Julia Galles de Rois - 8,239 points
Mohamed Aglan - 6,042 points
Lisa Carrington - 5,938 points
Ivana Benzaquen - 5,343 points
Emiile Rigault Fourcadier - 5,330 points
Georges Latchimy - 5,248 points
Antoni Morey - 5,090 points
Ahmad Dabaghzadeh - 5,065 points
Nathalie Thompson - 4,873 points
Thomas Cateland - 4,396 points
Hiba Moustafa - 4,345 points
Ebtihal Ziyadah - 4,123 points
Melisa Reljich - 4,069 points
Muhannad Albayk Jaam - 3,911 points
Ignacio Montalvo - 3,670 points
Lydia dos Santos - 3,591 points
Jennifer M. Lang - 3,352 points
Nawal Sharabati - 3,130 points
Sondos Hany - 2,847 points
Donia Sadoun - 2,780 points
Mario García González - 2,682 points
Iris María Blanco Gabás - 2,643 points
Laura García Sánchez - 2,604 points
Cristina Zapata Carmona - 2,597 points
Rahaf Alkharouf - 2,570 points
Fabiana Zuccatto - 2,300 points
Guillermo Pinilla Gallego - 2,300 points
Mia Pomranky - 2,222 points
María Luz Puerta López - 2,195 points
Clarisse Outeiro Pean - 2,195 points
Johanne Jean-Maitre - 2,137 points
Emilie Jauliac - 2,137 points
Elena Coppo - 2,017 points