Clear Voice featured in Thinking Business magazine
It was fantastic to be featured in the February–March issue of Thinking Business, the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce magazine. We spoke about our InPower Project, our initiative that fully funds refugees to train as professional interpreters and then offers them the opportunity to work with us.
The InPower Project is rapidly expanding in 2022, as we hope to help 128 refugees train as interpreters over the course of the year. We look forward to sharing more news about this over the coming months!
You can read the full text of the Thinking Business article below…
Dover-based Clear Voice Interpreting Services witnesses first-hand the often heartbreaking stories of migrants and asylum seekers arriving in the UK.
Clear Voice has provided telephone interpreting, face-to-face interpreting and written translation to charities and businesses across the UK for more than 10 years. Many of its clients work with vulnerable refugees as they try to find their feet in a new country. Clear Voice believe it is vital everyone has equal access to services, regardless of their language skills.
As a social enterprise, 100% of Clear Voice’s profits are donated to its parent charity – Migrant Help – directly supporting those affected by displacement and exploitation. But Clear Voice wanted to go even further in its support of refugees and asylum seekers arriving in the UK. That is why it launched the InPower Project.
The InPower Project offers fully funded Community Interpreting qualifications to refugees, enabling them to pursue employment as professional interpreters. 37 previously unemployed refugees now work with Clear Voice as freelance interpreters, with a further 9 currently undertaking the training. This has helped individuals like Radil, an asylum seeker who arrived in the UK on Boxing Day 2019, join the workforce and rebuild their lives.
Given the success to date, Clear Voice intends to expand the InPower Project substantially in 2022. The hope is to train 128 refugees over the year, giving more vulnerable people the chance to resume some normality.