Volunteer of the Month - February 2015

Congratulations to Wijdan Abdul Ghafoor for being selected the Volunteer of the Month!

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Wijdan is a Language Bank Interpreter and translator with Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC). This program provides written translation of documents as well as on-site verbal interpretation services. The Language Bank offers certified translations in over 50 languages at an affordable cost. Interpretation services are provided for individual clients and government/community organizations.

Wijdan has volunteered over 360 hours of her time at ISC and has been of tremendous help with Arabic translations. Wijdan has been a true champion; she is patient, polite, punctual, and very thorough. She is constantly looking for ways to improve her skills and even worked on an extra pilot project last year.

Wijdan explains “It’s a privilege to volunteer for ISC. I have enjoyed helping Arabic speaking immigrants break the language barrier with my skills and experiences as a language interpreter and translator. Also, it is a great opportunity to meet new people and to be introduced to different cultures. “

Wijdan moved to Canada with her family and settled in Calgary eighteen years ago. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Baghdad in Iraq and has worked as an accountant in the Ministry of Agriculture in Baghdad. In her spare time she likes to read, sew and play table tennis with her family.

We appreciate her unconditional support and feel lucky to have her on our volunteer team.

 

Congratulations Wijdan!

 

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