TheM -Translate for her: community information for ethnic minority women

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About THEM facilitates communication via Whatsapp, a common mobile application in Hong Kong, where volunteers provide translation for ethnic minority women Company Overview Platform to translate community information Information is power. TheM provides an interactive platform to translate community information, and brings together female ethnic minorities to achieve social, political and economic empowerment. Break the language barrier Our vision is to breach linguistic segregation of community information. Although most of the public institutions do provide information in Chinese and English, Hong Kong’s official languages, it is insufficient to meet the needs of female ethnic minorities, as many of them cannot understand these languages. Most of the female ethnic minorities not born in Hong Kong can only understand their mother tongue and English. Elders who could only understand their mother tongue are in more dire straits. Since many organisations only provide information in Chinese, this amounts to their de facto exclusion from public service. This project enables those who are illiterate in both English and Chinese to obtain community information, enabling ethnic minority ladies to access the community and local culture, which empowers them. 資訊就是力量。少數族裔婦女可透過TheM將中文的社區資訊翻譯為英文或她們的語言,以擴闊她們在社會、政治及經濟三方面的自主性,達致充權。同時她們也可以與不諳上網的親朋分享,在她們的親友圈子内傳播。 我們冀望拆除語言藩籬,讓少數族裔女性行使獲取平等的社區資訊的權利,並達至文化多樣性及社區共融。雖然現時許多公營機構都會提供中英雙語的資訊,但不懂中英文的少數族裔婦女只能望門興嘆。許多私營機構及非政府組織更衹提供中文的服務資訊。大部分外地出生的少數族裔婦女衹懂她們的母語及英文,令她們無法理解僅有中文的社區資訊,而被排斥於公共服務以外。 這個計劃除了讓不諳英語或中文的少數族裔婦女能獲取社區資訊,亦能讓參與翻譯的少數族裔婦女,從翻譯的過程中深化對社區和本地文化的理解,亦是一種充權的過程。 General Information Platform to translate community information Information is power. TheM aims at developing an interactive platform to translate community information, and groups female ethnic minorities to empower them socially, politically and economically. 資訊就是權力。TheM旨在發展一個一站式的互動平臺以翻譯社區資訊,擴闊少數族裔婦女於社會、政治及經濟參與的自主空間,達致充權。 我們會先邀請少數族裔婦女上載他們認爲需要翻譯的中文社區資訊,再透過翻譯小組將之翻譯爲英文,再進一步翻譯爲少數族裔人士最主要使用的語言。
TheM -Translate for her: community information for ethnic minority women

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