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Four South African volunteers – Charles Abrahams, Modjadji Scholastica Letsoalo, Eurika Thabile Mogane and Lerato Matsoso – were honoured in the Hall of Fame for using their language skills to translate important Coronavirus information into South African languages.

 

Johannesburg, South Africa (29 September 2020) – Alison, an employment empowerment platform and a global leader in free education, has just announced the launch of its Hall of Fame to celebrate and thank its community of volunteers. 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Alison launched the course Coronavirus – What you need to know to offer free and potentially life-saving information about the virus to the world. When the course first launched in February, Alison began its translation project to address its commitment to offer the course in as many languages as possible, ensuring that nobody is excluded from receiving this vital information. To date, the course has been completed by 350,000 learners worldwide. 

Alison approached its community of learners looking for volunteers to help on its ambitious mission and received an overwhelming response from those willing to offer their time and skills to spread the information that has helped to save lives. The ongoing translation project started in February 2020, and the course has now been translated into 60 languages, with over a dozen more translations in progress.

Alison created its Hall of Fame to pay homage to the commitment of its hundreds of volunteers and offer them the recognition that they deserve. Currently, the Hall Of Fame shines the spotlight on 37 of these volunteers across 24 countries. An interview with each volunteer is included, which outlines their story and explains why they decided to get involved with the project.

And four South African volunteers – Charles Abrahams, Modjadji Scholastica Letsoalo, Eurika Thabile Mogane and Lerato Matsoso – were honoured in the Hall of Fame for using their language skills to translate important Coronavirus information into South African languages.

The crisis has allowed a community of volunteers to come together and empower other people around the world with the knowledge and insight they need in order to protect themselves, their families and wider communities from the pandemic. This project is a testament to Alison’s core values of offering free education for everyone, anywhere at any time. 

Mike Feerick says, “For the sake of everyone’s health, it is imperative that everyone understands COVID-19 and we are so grateful to all of our volunteers worldwide who have given up their free time to translate the Coronavirus course. We want to use the Hall Of Fame to recognise them and share their stories with the world.” 

The Alison Hall of Fame can be visited here. Alison continues to call for additional volunteers to help them reach even more people around the world. Volunteers can sign up here.


Sources: Alison | Hall of Fame 
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