NEW! DONATION EXTENDED UNTIL DECEMBER 15, 2010
connection with the Health Speaks Donation Program, Google pledges to
donate 3 US cents (US$0.03) for every English word translated into
Swahili, Arabic or Hindi during a
sixty (60) one hundred and five (105) day eligibility period,
commencing on the launch of the Health Speaks project. Google will
donate a maximum of Fifty Thousand US Dollars ($US50,000) per language
for up to a maximum grand total for the project of One Hundred Fifty
Thousand US Dollars ($US150,000) to non-profit organizations engaged in
health or health education.
order to be eligible for a per-word donation, all translations must be
performed by non-paid volunteers using the Google Translator Toolkit,
translating an English source article listed in the Swahili, Arabic or Hindi language category on the Health Speaks website.
- Google’s total donation amount will be calculated as follows:
word count has been obtained for each English Wikipedia article on the
day it was submitted to the Health Speaks project. This word count
does not include references, navigation, or table of contents, and may
Wikipedia articles may sometimes be modified, all English article word
counts for the Health Speaks project are final and can be accessed here.
article will go through a 2-step translation process. One registered volunteer
will make the initial translation of an article and a second and
different registered volunteer will review and possibly edit the the same article. The reviewer will assess the quality of the published translation on Wikipedia. If the reviewer feels changes are needed to improve the translation quality or local relevance of the article, the reviewer will login to Wikipedia and make changes to the article to improve its quality. Once the reviewer can vouch for the high quality of the article, the reviewer will sign off on that article in the correct language program's spreadsheet on this site. Google will make only one donation for this 2-step
process based on the word count of the original English language text. Volunteers must be registered prior to translation or review for their effort to be considered towards the donation.
word count of an English source article will be added to the ‘Words
Translated’ total for Swahili, Arabic or Hindi, only when an article
has been translated, published to the Wikipedia page in the corresponding language, and reviewed.
- Using the Google Translator Toolkit, published articles will
need to have a minimum of 75% human translation input. Google will
determine, at its sole discretion, if a published translation is
eligible for the Donation Program.
for English-Swahili translations will be made to the African Medical
& Research Foundation, Inc. Donations for English-Arabic
translations will be made to the Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt 57357
Foundation. Donations for English-Hindi translations will be made to
the Public Health Foundation of India. In the event that a grant
cannot be made to any one of these organizations, a grant will be given
to another non-profit organization engaged in health or health
education in a Swahili, Arabic or Hindi speaking country, that is
approved by Tides Foundation.
donation will be made as a one-time unrestricted grant from the Google
Charitable Giving Fund at Tides Foundation, subject to a due diligence
review and final approval of the Tides Foundation board.
- Google is not responsible for any of the translations made as part of the Health Speaks Program.
translations will be done by volunteers. Volunteers will not receive
any compensation for participating in the Health Speaks Program. Registration on the Health Speaks webpage is required in order to participate in the