Since starting in 2015, NaTakallam has paired almost 150 displaced persons and over 6,000 individuals in more than 65 countries who have engaged in more than 20,000 hours of NaTakallam sessions. Displaced people have self-generated over $600,000 through their work with NaTakallam.

Natakallam Students and Conversation Partners Globally
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Students and Conversation Partners

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. Most individuals NaTakallam supports are at the beginning of their refugee journey, striving to make it to places like Australia, Europe and North America, where less than 0.5 percent of the total refugee population actually gets resettled.

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. As NaTakallam was born in Beirut, we aim to provide close to Lebanon’s minimum wage in monthly payments to conversation partners.