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How We Help

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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terptree has made everything so much easier. I couldn’t believe how easy it was to book the interpreters I needed. I made one phone call to terptree and a few days later the interpreters were booked. I would recommend terptree to anybody who needs to book BSL interpreters. We all know how hard this can be but terptree made this very easy for me.

University of sussex |

Thank you so much to terptree for working with us on the first ever relaxed Prom event – we were thrilled with the outcome and it seems that the audience were too from the comments we’ve received so far.  

Victoria was extremely helpful in working with us, she gave us ideas on things to consider in terms of the whole customer journey. 

This included everything from marketing the event to the deaf community, to ensuring the front of house was deaf friendly.

Royal Albert Hall | Flo Shroeder

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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