What is Tarjimly?
🌍 Tarjimly, Inc. is a technology nonprofit with the mission of eliminating humanitarian language barriers.
📱 The Tarjimly mobile app trains and connects volunteer translators with humanitarian organizations to provide on-demand translation.
Why did Tarjimly start?
We started in 2017 as a response to the Syrian refugee crisis.
While volunteering to help refugees, co-founders Atif Javed and Aziz Alghunaim witnessed how thousands of refugees and NGOs struggled with language barriers - even in life and death situations.
The reality of the crisis hit close to home when the Trump Administration implemented the Muslim ban (Executive Order 13769) and hundreds of people in need of interpreters were stranded at airports across America.
What does 'Tarjimly' mean?
'Tarjimly' means "translate for me" in Arabic. The root 'tarjim' is found in Arabic, Farsi, Dari, Pashto, Urdu, Turkish, and many other languages. The word embodies the communities we strive to support.
Who is on the Tarjimly team?
Our staff and volunteer team is made up of refugees and immigrants from around the world. Our co-founders are MIT graduates, Y Combinator alum, Echoing Green fellows, and Forbes 30 Under 30. As of 2020, we have 18,000+ translators and a global team of 20 volunteers helping eliminate humanitarian language barriers.
Is Tarjimly a for-profit or non-profit?
Tarjimly, Inc. is a California 501(c)3 non-profit.
We are filling the void between the engineering and humanitarian sectors. Our focus is on social impact through first-class software and the most accessible translator network in the world.
See more about Tarjimly from a short video from our Executive Director: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtOzzrlLMhI