Interpreting Training 2014

Imagine your daughter or son in sick and you try to make an appointment but the person that answers the phone can’t understand you.  When they ask you the symptoms your child is experiencing you can’t give an answer that they can comprehend. How frustrated and frightened would you feel???  The same issues can happen when parents try to go into the schools to talk to teachers or even trying to call the police  This scenario happens time and time again here in Phoenixville as well as other places around Chester county and beyond.

Well I am so happy and proud to say we here in Pheonixville are doing something about it!  Phoenixville Community Health Foundation in a continual effort to break down barriers that prevent people from accessing the health services they need has funded an interrupter training class presented by Maternal Child Health Consortium of Chester County.

Fourteen brave bi-lingual community volunteers and workers stepped up the plate to take the training taught by Nelly Jimenez.  They experienced three days of intense training on what is necessary to properly serve as an interpreter.    I had taken the class a couple of years ago and knew what was in store  for the class.  Just like I had remembered they emerged tired but enlighten (I am serious when I say intense) at the end of class.  Bravo students, for  putting in the work and saying” I want to make make my community better!”

Alianzas was so happy to play a role in getting the classes together and we are so grateful to Phoenixville Community Health Foundation for funding it they are behind so many things here in Pheonixville and their support in invaluable to Alianzas. Also a great big thanks to Nelly and her staff at Maternal Child Health Consortium for the great hands on training we received.

This is not the end! Next Nelly is going to have a class aimed at  those who work in agencies and services here in Phoenixville and are NOT bi-lingual.  They need understand how to work with an interpreter. There is so much one needs to understand when wanting to communicate effectively while using an interpreter.  If you are inter10557676_10152697872056609_8910318148874846908_oested please call us here at Alinazas to register.


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