Our commitment to the SDG's

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.

Our Commitment To The SDG's​

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.

NaTakallam innovatively leverages the digital economy by vetting, hiring and training refugees as online language partners, teachers, and translators. In doing so, refugees 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)

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 in which refugees as well as their host-communities, who tend to be themselves living in socio-economic catastrophes, and worldwide users meet, 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 10,000 unique language learners, visited over 200 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.

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).

Over the past six years, NaTakallam has strengthened its global partnerships with various public and private organizations to share knowledge and expertise 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 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).

Other partners include NGOs such as the IRC, Save the Children, and the UNHCR for the recruitment of refugees for NaTakallam programs (SDG 17).

NaTakallam, 
and the SDG’s

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 SDG’s?

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