We believe in bridging language barriers and making communication a possibility for everyone. Travis Foundation exists to address miscommunication in situations where it’s most needed in two significant ways.
Travis Foundation works towards the digitisation of minority and endangered languages. We understand the importance of keeping all of our languages alive and preserving these languages is also a crucial aspect of preserving culture.
TF also collaborates with organisations that do great work towards creating positive social change. Our partnership with OLE and Movement on the Ground are examples of how translation technology has potential to help all kinds of people, specifically those struggling with connections as a result of language barriers.
In our first impact based partnership, we used our successful Indiegogo campaign to raise both awareness and funding for devices for Open Learning Exchange, OLE. Education should be meaningful and fun and OLE believe in giving everyone access to basic learning opportunities, operating in 100 grassroot organisations. The campaign donated $10 from every Travis purchase as well as giving the option to purchase a device for OLE, resulting in over 250 devices to empower people in 5 of their grassroots locations and be used as a tool to connect people to education.
Imagine arriving in a new country and not being able to communicate a problem. Movement on the Ground, an organisation working on the frontline of the biggest refugee crisis in history, has been a meaningful partnership in helping bridge language barriers in environments where it’s most needed. Travis devices donated will support communication between volunteers and refugees on Lesbos, Greece, who face miscommunication daily due to languages. Travis and MotG are working together to ensure that misunderstanding and exclusion are eliminated. Through our Dutch campaign on Tailwind, $10 from every Travis purchase as well as an option to purchase a translator for a refugee has so far resulted in 20 devices to the cause.