TWB’s Language Week focuses on East Africa Languages - join our webinars and contests

We are delighted to announce that we are dedicating one full week to engage with Kinyarwanda, Rundi, Somali, and Swahili speakers! :earth_africa: This is your chance to learn more about our work, win prizes, show your translation skills, and meet our staff and like-minded linguists.

:calendar: From August 2nd, we will be hosting a series of online events dedicated to languages spoken in Eastern Africa and their neighboring languages.

Anyone can join these events, even people outside the TWB community. You can invite your network and ask them to register here if they wish to. By joining our Language Week, you will be learning more about TWB, the professional tools we use, the programs we run, and have the chance to be the lucky winner of our translation contests. We will offer certificates and prizes to our registered community members who actively participate in our online initiatives.

This is what we have prepared for you:
:pencil2: A translation contest per language:

  • The two best translators per language will win a prize (a voucher or a phone top-up), and the 5 best translators per language will receive a certificate :gift:
  • :spiral_calendar: You can participate in the contests from Monday 2 August until Thursday 12 August. Here are the links to participate, that will be active from Monday 2 August:
    Swahili
    Somali
    Rundi
    Kinyarwanda
  • Winners have been announced here. :trophy:
  • You can participate in more than one contest if you speak the language
  • To participate, you need to be part of the TWB community

:desktop_computer: A series of webinars:

  • Monday, 2 August:
    Paul Warambo, our Swahili Language Lead, presented TWB, our work, and our mission. This session is recommended if you are not familiar with the organization and with the work we do. You can find the recording here.
  • Tuesday, 3 August
    Learn how to use the TWB platform and the tools we offer. You can find here the demo sessions on the TWB Platform, Memsource, and the online course.
  • Wednesday: 4 August
    Yussuf, our Somali Language Associate, presented the Somali Style Guide. You can find the recording here.
    Consult the Style Guide, your ally for all your Somali language work at TWB!
    Paul, our Swahili Language Lead, will present the Swahili Style Guide.
    Consult the Style Guide, your ally for all your Swahili language work at TWB!
  • Friday: 6 August
    Manuel, our Quality Coordinator, presented the resources available on Memsource. Hear about Translation Memories, Terminology Bases, non-translatable Matches, and Quality Estimation here.

It’s going to be a great week, and we look forward to meeting you there! :star:

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This is going to be an exciting opportunity, I am looking forward to it.

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What an exciting opportunity! Can’t wait

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I wish to participate in the East Africa Language Webinars

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Hi @Marie_Nahimana

Thanks for your interest in the East Africa Language Week :star_struck:

You can sign up for the webinars by clicking on the links in the original post :+1:

We are excited to be part of these webinar

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Welcome to the TWB community, @musevenifreddy001! :sunny:

That’s great to know! Please let us know if you have any questions :slight_smile:

Have a great start to the Language Week!:star2:

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A great week to listen and learn more about languages translation.Participation will Improve the work of translation, Winners will be happy and losers will try to work hard in translation work. Volunteerism will Increase.
Dr. Tusiime Ramadhan, Swahili (Kiswahili) Volunteer translator

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Thanks for sharing your feedback, @Tusiime :star2:

Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow at our last webinar with Manuel, our Quality Coordinator :nerd_face:

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Hello everyone here
Hope you are doing well and safe
We’re waiting for tomorrow results

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Hello @musevenifreddy001

Thanks for participating in the contest. Wish you the best of luck! :partying_face:

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