The number of forcibly displaced people worldwide has surpassed a record 65 million. Such an immense crisis requires global and innovative responses. We believe that fostering a sense of active citizenship and direct understanding of today’s global migration crisis, away from sensationalism, as well as the media and political spheres, is critical and must start at young age.

NaTakallam is an impactful and revolutionary way of practicing a language or area of study by leveraging today’s technology, all while raising awareness and supporting refugee livelihoods.

On campus

We’re establishing partnerships with schools and universities worldwide, where NaTakallam conversations are a complement to traditional coursework in Arabic/Middle Eastern studies, but also in international affairs, anthropology, sociology and more.

We’ve worked with over a dozen universities in the US. Read about our work at Tufts University as well as the Refugees’ Lives project by Duke university students last spring.

Looking to bring NaTakallam to your campus? Contact us at

Interested in joining our Student Ambassador program? Find out more here.

In the Classroom

For younger learners, NaTakallam is an engaging way to study a language or bring to life a specific topic. That’s what happened with some of our youngest students, who as part of their class on migration, skyped with NaTakallam conversation partners and learned first hand about their journey from Syria, life in their host country, and what they miss the most back home. Children also learned basic words in Arabic.


To find out more about NaTakallam’s work with K-12 schools, reach out to us at

You can also visit our page on HundrED’s most inspiring global innovations list for the year 2017.