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In Timor-Leste, NMCB 40 personnel help translate from Spanish to Tetun

Navy personnel assigned to the Seabees of U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40 are volunteering to provide needed medical care at a local clinic in Dili, Timor Leste.

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Samantha Garcia and Constructionman Danitza Castillo participated in manning the Centro Sanitario De Dili medical clinic, providing valuable Spanish-speaking translation skills to the clinic staff and then translating into the local language, Tetun, to help doctors diagnose and treat patients.

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The Durham News | DPS to tackle Latino concerns

The agreement, signed by DPS Superintendent Eric Becoats Nov.1, outlines steps for the district to take during the next year. They include strengthening DPS' anti-discrimination policy and translating report cards, as well as improving communication with parents who are not native English speakers.

The agreement makes DPS a better district for all students, Becoats said in a written statement.

"We will continue to work side-by-side with students and families representing all cultures," he said.!
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