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Our commitment to the SDGs & the UN’s 10 Principles

As a social enterprise with the mission to provide equal livelihood opportunities to refugees, displaced persons and their host communities through quality language services and with the support of global partnerships, NaTakallam’s vision and strategy are in active alignment with several Sustainable Development Goals to develop and support social and economic inclusion.

Our Commitment To The SDGs & The UN’s 10 Principles

As a social enterprise with the mission to provide equal livelihood opportunities to refugees, displaced persons and their host communities through quality language services and with the support of global partnerships, NaTakallam’s vision and strategy are in active alignment with several Sustainable Development Goals to develop and support social and economic inclusion.

Breaking the cycle of poverty involves decent jobs, sustainable enterprises and economic transformation.

SDG 1 comprises a range of different socioeconomic dimensions, the power to negotiate; social status, and decent work and opportunities.

We, at NaTakallam, approach SDG 1 by empowering our team to address any socioeconomic dimension and together support achieve the No Poverty Goal and the 2030 Agenda.

We are committed to providing a flexible work environment in which different people can work when they are at their best, whether it is about location or work hours.

Many health and well-being issues disproportionately affect women and children. These are often compounded for refugee, displaced and vulnerable populations of women and children.

NaTakallam is committed to ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all, at all ages, through efforts towards inclusive economic and social participation.

Over the past seven years, NaTakallam has strengthened its global partnerships with various public and private organizations to share knowledge and expertise in an effort to promote interactive global communications and quality education. NaTakallam partners with universities such as Georgetown, Columbia, and Yale to complement classroom instruction (SDG 4). Our organizational partners include Qatar Foundation International and Teens of Color Abroad, with NaTakallam as the language provider for virtual study abroad programs for teens of color typically underrepresented in such programs (SDG 4).

We also believe in equal economic growth and job creation; therefore, we have enhanced our enabling business model to create more employment opportunities for women of all races and ethnicities. Since 2015, over 60 displaced women and 55 female translators have generated over $400K USD through NaTakallam (SDG 5).

We promote an environment for our staff and platform users that welcomes people from all backgrounds, ethnicities, races, religions, genders, sexual identities, abilities, and personal circumstances, in a spirit of inclusivity and belonging.

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No matter their location, refugees connect to individual and organizational clients worldwide and earn an income through NaTakallam. Since its launch, displaced persons have self-generated over $1,300,000 USD in personal income. Some refugees have earned up to $1,500 per month – twice the minimum wage in Lebanon, Turkey, and Egypt (SDG 8).

 

We’ve created a new marketplace which brings together worldwide users, refugees as well as their host-communities, who tend to be living in socio-economic catastrophes themselves, all while leveraging technology to address livelihoods in fragile states and situations. Even prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, NaTakallam’s unique communication infrastructure combined digital communication tools with education for quality learning opportunities and income generation (SDG 9).

Through NaTakallam, refugees have connected with more than 12,000 unique language learners, visited over 300 schools through virtual language and cultural exchange sessions, and provided translation services to more than 100 corporate and nonprofit clients (SDG 9). On the other end, users have access to affordable language practice with native speakers while directly contributing to the livelihood of their refugee partners.

NaTakallam innovatively leverages the digital economy by vetting, hiring and training refugees as online language partners, teachers, and translators. In doing so, communities who are so often marginalized, prone to abuses on the black market, and lack access to local economies, obtain a restored sense of dignity and purpose, income, and marketable skills that often help them in their later search for work (SDG 10).

We promote and enhance good governance by empowering transparency, accountability and inclusiveness, as well as integrating the sustainability goals into our operations and relationships (both internal and external).

Other NaTakallam partners include NGOs such as the International Rescue Committee, Save the Children, QFI, NGO partners for recruitment, Academic institutions, Station F and the UNHCR for the recruitment of refugees for NaTakallam programs (SDG 17).

NaTakallam, and the SDGs

As a social enterprise with the mission to provide livelihood opportunities to refugees, displaced persons and their host communities, NaTakallam’s vision and strategy aligns with several of the UN Sustainable Development Goals to develop and support social and economic inclusion.

Looking to collaborate with us to reach more results on the above or additional SDGs? Please get in touch with us today.

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Breaking the cycle of poverty involves decent jobs, sustainable enterprises and economic transformation.

SDG 1 comprises a range of different socioeconomic dimensions, the power to negotiate; social status, and decent work and opportunities.

We, at NaTakallam, approach SDG 1 by empowering our team to address any socioeconomic dimension and together support achieve the No Poverty Goal and the 2030 Agenda.

We are committed to providing a flexible work environment in which different people can work when they are at their best, whether it is about location or work hours.

Many health and well-being issues disproportionately affect women and children. These are often compounded for refugee, displaced and vulnerable populations of women and children.

NaTakallam is committed to ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all, at all ages, through efforts towards inclusive economic and social participation.

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