Translation Day in Kabul

Thank you to our amazing volunteer translators who came out on March 29th for the first Translation Day in Kabul!

Says Abdul Rahim Ahmad Parwani, Darakht-e Danesh Library (DDL) Content Manager, "The event helped to build a strong translation team, which appointed a new volunteer coordinator. Volunteers translated five children's story books from English to Farsi and Pashto and from Farsi to Uzbeki. By the end of the event they had translated 15 books, which will be edited and illustrated and then published to DDL. Translation Day was an opportunity to deliver our message about the need and importance of translation in Afghanistan and to share our achievements, programs and our plans for the growth of DDL, including adding materials in Uzbeki, Turkmani and Nooristani. We also asked the Afghan Government to officially establish a day as Afghanistan Translation Day. Thank you to Saeedi Publishers, which donated 52 books to DDL."

Says Lauryn Oates, Programs Director, "A huge congratulations to our Country Office on hosting the first Translation Day in Kabul at Sufi Restaurant. The event was a great success! I'm grateful to all the staff for their dedication and hard work pulling this off. And excited about the prospect of this becoming an official day designated by the Afghan Government, and an annual tradition in Kabul. Well done everyone!"

Adds Parwani, "The event wouldn't have been so successfully held without the excellent work and help of staff members Munir Ibrahimi, Jamshid Hashimi, Jamila Sofizada and Basir Anwari and our volunteers: Nazir Yosofi and Hafiz Ghafoori.  I would like to sincerely thank each of them for their excellent work and support!"