Accelerating the Future...
- FINALIST : Economy
- Award Year: 2019
- Nominee URL: https://natakallam.com/
While the refugees who have fled the wars in the Middle East to Europe and North America are still in need of support, the hidden truth is that the vast majority of refugees are living in neighboring and developing countries.
NaTakallam pairs displaced persons with learners around the world for language practice over Skype. The platform offers affordable, flexible, tailored language practice with native speakers for language learners while also providing valuable income source to the displaced
We work with displaced people and refugees (mostly Syrian and Iraqis) in over a dozen countries, mostly in the Middle East & North Africa region, where we coordinate with NGOs on the ground for payments, trainings and recruitment.
Since starting in 2015, NaTakallam has paired almost 130 displaced persons and over 4500 individuals in more than 65 countries who have engaged in more than 20,000 hours of NaTakallam sessions. Displaced people have self-generated over $500,000 through their work with NaTakallam.