SpunOut.ie, the pioneering web site driven by a Galway based national youth organisation, has announced that it is now fluent in fifty languages.
From now on its many users will be able to translate the popular website into languages including Polish, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Arabic, and Irish. It means that SpunOut.ie's 5,000 pages of quality content can now be translated at the click of a mouse, ensuring more young people in an increasing diverse Ireland can receive information on sexual and mental health, find support services, and engage with other young people on health, social, and political issues.
Commenting on the new development Ruairí Mc Kiernan, CEO and founder of the organisation says: “It is vital that organisations such as ours reflect the diversity of our country and work to address gaps where people aren't supported or engaged. Ireland's population make-up has changed massively in the last few years and it is vital that we support younger people who may be struggling to integrate into Irish society such as young immigrants or migrant workers. We have taken this step to ensure those who are more comfortable seeking information in other languages will now be able to do so thanks to the great technology provided by Google Translate. We reach over 500,000 users each year, including over 10 per cent from overseas, and we're hoping this initiative will allow us to reach many more and really ensure all backgrounds and cultures are valued and respected as much as possible.”