On 27 September, Tamarind Translations hosted a lively International Translation Day Open House and cocktail for Kenyan translators and partners. Over 70 guests including clients and students from the Center for Translation and Interpretation at the University of Nairobi participated. The Tamarind team presented services provided by the company and a local interpreter and scholar Mr. E. Opon, was at hand to give a live demonstration of simultaneous interpretation and talk about the evolution of interpretation as profession, since the formation of the League of Nations in 1948.
In the evening, there was a cocktail with Dr. Steve Kamau from Kenyatta University giving a keynote speech on the importance of localization in Africa, and how international blue chip companies are using this to position themselves in the local markets. Our Managing Director, Mr. Theophan Marube, thanked all the guests for attending the event and assured our clients of our continued commitment to professional and reliable services. This has been a crucial factor in our successful operation on the African market for the past ten years. He congratulated the translators who were present for their great contribution to the growth of the industry through commitment to quality and professional ethics.
The colorful and fun-filled event was concluded with a toast to the now UN-recognized International Translation Day, celebrated globally on 30 September.