Spanish-Speakers: Help NGO translate Guatemalan Kids’ Letter

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limitlesshorizonsixil
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Spanish-Speakers: Help NGO translate Guatemalan Kids’ Letter

Post by limitlesshorizonsixil » Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:34 am

Do you speak Spanish? Are you looking for a chance to apply your Spanish to a good cause? A small Guatemala-based non-profit organization, Limitless Horizons Ixil (LHI), is looking for volunteers to translate student letters from Spanish into English. LHI offers scholarships and educational services to approximately 75 impoverished indigenous children in Chajul (in the Ixil Maya region of Guatemala’s western highlands) who would otherwise be unable to attend school. Student scholarships are paid for by sponsors from the US and other countries. Each of our students writes four short letters each year to their sponsors. Their letters are not only very sweet, but culturally fascinating as well. Helping us to translate these letters is a great opportunity to practice your Spanish for a social cause! You can work from home and translate as many letters as you want or are able to. We send the scanned letters to you, and you return your translation as a Word document (ideally before December 19). Any help is welcome and greatly appreciated – every translated letter makes a difference! Check out our work on the web at http://www.limitlesshorizonsixil.org . If you are interested in helping us translate please be directly in touch with Emmanuel at programassociatelhi@gmail.com. ¡Muchísimas gracias!
(We’re also looking for sponsors for our newest generation of scholarship students – let us know if you want more info about becoming a sponsor!)

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Re: Spanish-Speakers: Help NGO translate Guatemalan Kids’ Letter

Post by manicrabbit » Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:11 am

This seems pretty interesting. I will try to see if my friend can help out in translating stuff. He can speak Spanish fluently.

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