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Christian Bobst
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HEKS/EPER is making a difference in the «Intercultural interpreting and mediation» in Uganda

HEKS/EPER in Uganda

Facts

300000 people fleeing the civil war in South Sudan found protection in the Bidibidi refugee camp.

In 2017 HEKS/EPER supplied some 28000 people with emergency aid.

Intercultural interpreting and mediation are indispensable if people are to understand one another across language and cultural divides. Intercultural interpreting enables patients, for example, to understand their doctor. Intercultural mediators for their part conduct workshops on health promotion or parent education. HEKS/EPER provides intercultural interpreters and intermediaries in the regions of Basel Stadt/Baselland as well as Aargau/Solothurn, and runs parent education projects with intercultural intermediaries, as well as basic and advanced training courses in intercultural interpreting and mediation.