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At the heart of terptree is a mission to change the world for deaf people. We believe that the way to do this is to enabling access to high-quality education, whether that be for deaf people, hearing people, sign language students or sign language interpreters.

In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 goals for a better world by 2030. These goals have the power to end poverty, fight inequality and stop climate change. Guided by the goals, it is now up to all of us, government, businesses, civil society and the general public to work together to build a better future for everyone.

We believe that businesses have the power to make significant change in the world, we do this through the Global Goals, which are 17 goals that were put together by world leaders to create a better world by 2030.

Giving goals

The two goals where we have impact are:

4. Quality education – eliminate all discrimination in education and improve universal literacy and numeracy

10. Reduced inequalities – ensure equal opportunities and end discrimination.

Here are 4 ways in which we give back:

1. Deaf Education media project

Despite being in the developed world, deaf children in the UK are not guaranteed a consistent, accessible and high quality education. The Guardian published an article stating that Educational support for deaf children in England ‘in complete disarray’.  A report shows that the number of specialist teachers has been cut...

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2. Providing Interpreter Education to Sign Language Interpreters in developing countries

The connection starting when we received an email from one of our Sign Language Interpreters - Wendy Everingham telling us about the time she spent volunteering in Burundi within the local deaf community. She first went out there in 2011 accompanying a deaf person visiting from the UK and volunteering as an Interpreter....

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3. Houses of Parliament

One of Parliament’s main role is to examine the work of the government through questioning ministers, debating and committee work.  Another central role of Parliament is to make new laws as well as making changes to existing legislation. In order to reduce inequalities, it is vital that deaf people are...

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4. B1G1

In order to achieve even more social impact, we are working with Buy 1 Give 1, a global business initiative on a mission to create a world full of giving.   We donate to deaf-related projects across the globe when you start doing business with us. Take a look at...

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Victoria ran face to face deaf awareness training to all of the managers and partners of the farm shop and café at Leckford Estate. This was ran over two nights so that everyone could take part. Before the training was held, some people were apprehensive and some thought they already knew enough. However, at the end of it, everyone got something out of it and the whole team obtained tremendous value from the evening. For some it was a gentle push to make them think more in their dealings with deaf customers, for others it gave them the confidence to know that they were equipped with the skills to provide excellent customer service to deaf and hearing customers alike

Waitrose Farm |

It is because of the services we can offer through terptree that deaf students are actually able to come here.  They have the ability to access all their classes and attend appointments.  And that’s integral because if they haven’t got an Interpreter then they can’t access any information and they might not be able to come to University.

I would definitely recommend them; one of the main reasons being is because I do think they offer a professional service.  They are an exceptional organisation.

Middlesex University | Sharon Rankin

Firstly, just do it. I would absolutely recommend terptree as they are always reliable, have a wide pool of strong Sign Language Interpreters, which we often call upon at short notice and they are all friendly and easy to work with.

Shakespeares Globe | David Bellwood

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