Beyond the courses, webinars and resources we have available, we have been proactively branching out into training opportunities for under-served languages in the humanitarian field.
Our first pro bono training is being offered to Solidarity Now, a non-profit organisation in Greece. The remote training sessions started this August 21st. The training provided covered the role of the interpreters who work with asylum seekers in Greece – from reception to working on the ground – in medical, education and legal settings. This training will also include interpreting skills, ethics and ethical dilemmas, the impact of non-accuracy, vicarious trauma and interpreter self-care. Our second collaboration involved creating a bespoke course for ClearVoice, a social language enterprise whose profits go towards supporting victims of displacement and exploitation through their parent charity Migrant Help. They have asked us to train 12 Syrian refugees. They are already half way through the course and working hard to get qualified as interpreters.
We are looking forward to our next collaboration – if are you a charity or non-profit organisation looking for bespoke interpreter training, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.