These are strange times, still. Like everyone else, we at Untranslate await the “un-lockdown” with bated breath. But despite the waiting, we know how to keep ourselves busy. Older projects are partially carried on, but we are also glad to be contributing to certain new initiatives.
So we bring our contribution to the Inclusive Society. Wim Bijnens, manager of the Cronos cluster Divirsiti, shares his thoughts about the coronacrisis on this website. Both the professional and personal impact of the whole crisis are addressed. Be sure to go have a look!
We also helped with Cronos’ Microsoft initiative for the health sector. Over 30 Cronos volunteers are standing by every day, ready to support hospitals, healthcare institutions and schools by coaching them in the use of Microsoft Teams.
We took care of translating Fedasil’s webpage about coronavirus measures into several exotic languages. Asylum seekers now have access to the right and up-to-date information about social distancing, hand washing, adjustments to the registration of asylum applications etc. in 12 different languages via the mobile website.
“Koop Lokaal”, another initiative inside and outside the Cronos walls, is one we have very much at heart. The platform encourages Belgians to buy locally, and was even picked up by De Tijd. That way we protect our jobs together and keep our local purchasing power up. Untranslate further spread this initiative among its clients, like River Woods. In only a week time, we achieved impressive figures together, but it can still get even better: share www.kooplokaalensteun.be en masse on social media and buy locally!
The functioning of Untranslate itself doesn’t actually change that much. We can’t physically visit our clients anymore, but we were already used to work together virtually. The Untranslate team is namely spread across Flanders and Brussels: from Ghent all the way to Hasselt. We work safely from home – like Headr taught us to – and happily e-meet like we used to before.
Can we also offer you any of our services? We’re certainly ready to play our role during and after the corona crisis.