Responsibility for our community
The RWS Foundation
Supporting humanitarian efforts
We are thankful that our teams around the world remain safe.
It has been very important to us as a company to support wider humanitarian efforts and we are immensely proud of all the work our colleagues are doing, as well as volunteering personal time to support people affected by conflict and extreme weather conditions.
Our colleagues, through The RWS Foundation Türkiye Appeal, raised over £7,500 to support the people affected by the devastating earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria. Their donations went to the International Red Cross ‘Türkiye appeal fund’ as well as Ahbap (a local Turkish charity) to enable these organisations to ensure that the people affected had access to essential supplies, food, water, as well as first aid and shelter.
The Foundation also made further donations to the DEC Earthquake appeal, UNICEF, the UN’s children’s fund, Ahbap and the International Red Cross.
RWS Campus is our pioneering, global University programme with a clear mission: We aim to inspire great futures in localisation and to be recognised in our industry for developing localisation talent and markets worldwide. We have a global presence, interacting with more than 700 Academic Institutions in more than 80 countries. We work with160+ interns globally each year.
Over the five years’ since RWS Campus was officially launched as our global University Programme, we have been working to bring as many benefits as possible to the academic world. Over the years, we have progressed in our ambition to be a future talent incubator and to bring the benefits of translation technology to universities and students, in order to help bridge the gap between the academic world and industry. We are delighted to offer our professional expertise to universities, lecturers and students across the world, in line with their local requirements and expectations.
We believe that the future generation of localisation professionals are key to support the future direction of the industry. RWS Campus is our forum for sharing and discussing industry realities and technological advances with the academic world. This is more important than ever in the fast-moving technological world we are working in today.
RWS Scholarship Programme with The University of Manchester (UK)
In 2019 we launched the RWS-Brode Scholarship Programme – named after our Chairman, Andrew Brode – in collaboration with the University of Manchester, to encourage students to complete a degree in modern languages. Since its launch, we have supported more than 50 students through the scholarship programme, and connected with many more through other events and initiatives.
This year saw the first group of scholars finish their undergraduate degree, and in July we were honoured to be able to join them for their graduation ceremony and to meet with them to learn about their experiences and future plans.
There are 40 scholarship recipients currently studying at the University, and Andrew Brode and The RWS Foundation have pledged funding to support a further 30 students who will begin their studies in the academic years starting September 2023 and September 2024.
Increasing accessibility for blind translators
RWS gives back to Indore community
Because of its community ties, a long history in Indore and enthusiasm among our colleagues for a transformational project that will have tangible benefits for local people for years to come, RWS has got involved in supporting The Christian Hospital, Indore.
Starting as a small medical clinic in 1887, The Community Hospital has grown to provide services to more than 10,000 patients every year. This community-based hospital provides low-cost care to people from all social and economic backgrounds, with an emphasis on care for women and children as well as a focus on the poor, underprivileged and marginalized.
The modernized and renovated operating theatre offers The Christian Hospital’s doctors, nurses and patients many functional and medical benefits, including the ability to perform complex surgical procedures. Medical staff will also have access to the latest imaging and x-ray technology that can be used during surgery, reducing the risk of patient complications.