Volunteer of the Month - February 2014
This month we’re celebrating ISC’s Cultural Interpreter and Translator volunteer, Farkhat Ibragimov!
Growing up in the Kyrgyz Republic, Farkhat has always had an interest in the global community and a passion to help others. He earned a diploma in International Relations from the Bishkek Humanities University, Kyrgyzstan. Later, he continued his education and received his Master’s in International Studies from the University of Tsukuba. In 2011 Farkhat completed a law degree at the University of Turin, Italy.
As a testament to his hard work and love of languages he is fluent in Russian, English, Kyrgyz, French, and Arabic.
Farkhat has had an accomplished career with many international agencies including his work with United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the World Bank. He work has taken him all over the world to places like Jordan, India and Turkey.
When he arrived in Canada in 2012, Farkhat wanted to continue to communicate with people from different backgrounds and cultures, so he signed up as a volunteer with Immigrant Services Calgary. He uses his professional skills as a translator/interpreter to help the community and to “just make things better.”
ISC’s Language Bank had a very busy year in 2013 and Farkhat’s support was instrumental in several cases. For this reason, we consider ourselves lucky to have him on our team. He is dependable and approaches each assignment with care and precious attention to detail. His volunteer work is always of superior quality and we are so grateful that he chose to volunteer with ISC!
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