The Evergreen Page
Some texts sent by our clients are of such universal relevance that we've asked for permission to translate them into more languages – sometimes far more – than originally requested. We call these texts "evergreen" because they are always available for translation and because they don't go out of date.
The clients may or may not use the extra translations immediately, as even free translations require money and energy in terms of production. But they're always grateful for the option.
Meanwhile, as translators we can use these texts to hone our skills. Even if your language has already been translated, you can still have a crack at it for your own benefit. Think of it as practice with a purpose!
If you do complete any of the translations, feel free to send them in to ProZ Pro Bono and we'll add them to your totals and offer them to the clients. Check out the evergreen projects below!
These texts are relevant to so many contexts all round the world, and could be of benefit to people way beyond the initial languages into which we translate them.
There is no deadline for Evergreen texts, and no limit to how many translators can collaborate on them. If you want to do it alone, feel free. Or invite others to join in.
Having such universally relevant texts available in multiple languages breaks barriers and fosters inclusive communication for all.
Monetary imperialism in Africa
Dr Ndogo Samba Sylla discusses monetary imperialism, the opposition to French influence in Francophone Africa, and what internationalist solidarity with Africa looks like in our current times.
Becoming a World Citizen with ProZ Pro Bono
What does it mean to be a world citizen, and how can ProZ Pro Bono help you in that journey?
Colonists and Terrorists
General Sir Frank Kitson, a highly decorated British soldier, was responsible for implementing horrific missions designed to suppress anti-imperialist uprisings, particularly in Kenya and Northern Ireland.
Green Finance Observatory
A text designed to raise awareness among indigenous peoples whose land is being grabbed by big business, leaving them dispossessed. Educational and accessible.
Re-alliance Rooftop Gardens
This colourfully illustrated text is designed to help people create rooftop gardens in some of the most built-up urban areas of the world, with obvious benefits for the environment and their well-being.