#TranslateAStory campaign: Join us in a virtual translation sprint, to give children continued access to digital books during school closures

Posted by Remya Padmadas on April 15, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 1.5 billion children and youth are out of school. With this, the need for reading materials for children that can be accessed at home, is more urgent than ever. StoryWeaver is collaborating with UNHCR, UNESCO, The Global Digital Library, The Global Book Alliance, The Asia Foundation and Learning Equality, to call for translation volunteers to accelerate the creation of multilingual digital reading material via the #TranslateAStory campaign.

You can participate in this campaign by volunteering to translate on StoryWeaver. It’s easy!

Step 1: Find the book that's just right for you

StoryWeaver has over 1000 high quality books to translate from.  A simple Level 1 book usually takes under 20 minutes to publish on StoryWeaver. You can also choose to translate books from 60 languages, like English, Hindi, French, Spanish, Thai, and many more.

Looking for some inspiration for which storybooks to translate? We’ve put together a list of books here, which includes wonderful books like Incredible Insects: A Counting Book, Bobo and the Worms, The Runaway Pig, Ira Investigates the Invisible, and several others.

And if the book you have selected has already been translated - no problem! The StoryWeaver recommendation engine will share some more options for you to choose from.

Step 2: Translate - Online or Offline!

The StoryWeaver Translate tool supports translation into 234 languages, and has a Dictionary to help you choose the appropriate words for your translation. Have a limited Internet connection? We are still here for you! You can save the book to your Offline Translate Library and sync when you have connectivity.  

Here is a step-by-step guide on using the StoryWeaver Translate tool. 

Can’t find your language? Have some queries? Write to [email protected] or review our FAQ page.

Step 3: Publish & Share

As soon as you hit publish, your storybook will be published under New Arrivals. Don't forget to share your storybook with your friends. And of course build your author profile!

Join the #TranslateAStory campaign: TRANSLATE NOW

By submitting your translation to StoryWeaver, you are agreeing to a CC-BY 4.0 license being applied to it. Terms and conditions apply



1 Comment

Miller Zha about 1 hour ago

Why dous the Reading translate is so speshl? for the rest of the year?


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