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Building Bridges with Refugee Language Teachers

Kelsey Holmes NaTakallam
Every 2 seconds, someone is forced to flee their home. Today, over 110 million people are displaced, with only 1% formally resettled. Yet, millions are highly educated and connected.
Forced displacement leaves many in limbo, with no rights or access to local job markets. Meanwhile, online language service demand is rising. NaTakallam bridges this gap, connecting skilled refugees with language learners. It’s a win-win: refugees earn income, and learners gain affordable language practice. NaTakallam offers tutoring in 9+ languages, benefiting 16,000+ individuals and generating over $3 million for tutors. Moreover, we have partnerships with 300+ academic institutions all over the world, and continuously strive to create a ripple effect for our impact, by educating the next generations on the importance of inclusivity, dialogue and empathy.

The language learning market exceeds $50 billion, with the global EdTech market valued over $140 billion. NaTakallam is uniquely positioned at the intersection of language learning, cultural exchange, and social impact. Investing in educational solutions like NaTakallam isn’t just about profits; it’s about creating lasting social change.

Join a conversation with NaTakallam Co-Founder, Aline with tutors and language partners from around the world. Aline embodies the fusion of innovation, social impact, and cross-cultural exchange, making her insights invaluable to the discussions, and her expertise in leveraging technology for social good and building bridges between communities through education sets a powerful example of transformative leadership in action.

Alongside her moderation, our language partners will join digitally through Skype or Zoom via our digital platform – much like our 1-on-1 tutoring sessions and Refugee Voices sessions that we provide to individuals and organizations globally. They’ll join from different regions, spanning Latin America, the African continent, the MENA region and more to open a conversation about the reality of displacement and share their stories.

In this conversation followed by Q&A, you’ll have the chance to learn about NaTakallam as a social enterprise, as well as some of the legal and social challenges that refugees and displaced persons are facing in accessing work opportunities and building networks. Discover our innovative approach to disrupt the way we think about international development and humanitarian aid, by pushing for a more sustainable way of assisting conflict-afflicted or vulnerable communities. We’ll specifically focus on academic partnerships, and the importance of investing in education as a driver of large-scale impact.

Track

Learning & Capital: Investing in Education

Format

Brief and Bold (1 Speaker, keynote style)

Speakers

  • NameAline Sara
  • TitleCEO & Co-Founder
  • OrganizationNaTakallam

Description

Every 2 seconds, someone is forced to flee their home. Today, over 110 million people are displaced, with only 1% formally resettled. Yet, millions are highly educated and connected.
Forced displacement leaves many in limbo, with no rights or access to local job markets. Meanwhile, online language service demand is rising. NaTakallam bridges this gap, connecting skilled refugees with language learners. It’s a win-win: refugees earn income, and learners gain affordable language practice. NaTakallam offers tutoring in 9+ languages, benefiting 16,000+ individuals and generating over $3 million for tutors. Moreover, we have partnerships with 300+ academic institutions all over the world, and continuously strive to create a ripple effect for our impact, by educating the next generations on the importance of inclusivity, dialogue and empathy.

The language learning market exceeds $50 billion, with the global EdTech market valued over $140 billion. NaTakallam is uniquely positioned at the intersection of language learning, cultural exchange, and social impact. Investing in educational solutions like NaTakallam isn’t just about profits; it’s about creating lasting social change.

Join a conversation with NaTakallam Co-Founder, Aline with tutors and language partners from around the world. Aline embodies the fusion of innovation, social impact, and cross-cultural exchange, making her insights invaluable to the discussions, and her expertise in leveraging technology for social good and building bridges between communities through education sets a powerful example of transformative leadership in action.

Alongside her moderation, our language partners will join digitally through Skype or Zoom via our digital platform – much like our 1-on-1 tutoring sessions and Refugee Voices sessions that we provide to individuals and organizations globally. They’ll join from different regions, spanning Latin America, the African continent, the MENA region and more to open a conversation about the reality of displacement and share their stories.

In this conversation followed by Q&A, you’ll have the chance to learn about NaTakallam as a social enterprise, as well as some of the legal and social challenges that refugees and displaced persons are facing in accessing work opportunities and building networks. Discover our innovative approach to disrupt the way we think about international development and humanitarian aid, by pushing for a more sustainable way of assisting conflict-afflicted or vulnerable communities. We’ll specifically focus on academic partnerships, and the importance of investing in education as a driver of large-scale impact.

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