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NaTakallam

NaTakallam

Education Technology

Lebanon

Still operating

Launched in 2015

Competition

Competition

Rank

Rank

Track

Track

Arab Startup Competition Tenth Edition 2017

Semi-finalist

Social Entrepreneurship Track


Innovate For Refugees First Edition 2017

Winner




Competition

Arab Startup Competition Tenth Edition 2017: Social Entrepreneurship Track - Semi-finalist

Innovate For Refugees First Edition 2017 - Winner

Description

NaTakallam offers high-quality, curated language services delivered by refugees and displaced persons through the gig economy. These services include translation, online language teaching and tutoring, as well as cultural exchange sessions. NaTakallam provide refugees with the training and mentorship needed to perform the services, which offer a pathway to sustainable income during and after displacement and/or in the early stages of resettlement. On the other hand, NaTakallam provides clients with a much-needed service. To date, displaced persons have self-generated over $6000,000 through NaTakallam, connecting with over 6000 unique users in 90+ countries. Institutional partners and clients include universities such as Tufts, Duke, Columbia, and Georgetown, and organizations such as the International Rescue Committee, Ben & Jerry's, WeWork and Buzzfeed. While originally born to support Syrians teaching Arabic, NaTakallam's language sessions are now also offered in French (with refugees form Congo DRC, Burundi, Guinea), Persian (with Iranians and Afghans) and Spanish (with Venezuelans and Central Americans).

Founders

Aline Sara

Aline Sara

Co-founder and CEO

Reza Rahnema

Reza Rahnema

Co-founder & COO

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