Non-Profit Service Connects Volunteer Translators To Refugees

Non-Profit Service Connects Volunteer Translators To Refugees
Technology

Tarjimly is streamlining the often time-consuming process of finding translators, while providing a valuable service for free

Ivanha Paz
  • 26 february 2018

A new service called Tarjimly is helping refugees and their aid workers connect with people who speak their language and can help translate. The platform is not only streamlining a process which can take hours or days during times when a quick response is critical, but it’s also saving help organizations lots of money. A typical translator fee is around $80 an hour, while Tarjimly counts with 2,528 translators who do it on a volunteer basis.

Tarjimly works through Facebook Messenger, but according to Tech Crunch, plans of expansion are on the way, with an independent Tarjimly app that will allow for communication across different platforms. The software uses machine learning to determine which volunteer is most likely to answer the fastest when matching refugees to interpreters.

The non-profit is using a grant-based model, but plans to scale up and monetize from government agencies and other NGOs as the platform grows, and people want to keep it going.

Tarjimly

A new service called Tarjimly is helping refugees and their aid workers connect with people who speak their language and can help translate. The platform is not only streamlining a process which can take hours or days during times when a quick response is critical, but it’s also saving help organizations lots of money. A typical translator fee is around $80 an hour, while Tarjimly counts with 2,528 translators who do it on a volunteer basis.

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