NaTakallam visits London! (February 2018)
Did you know that NaTakallam’s second highest number of users are UK-based?
In early 2018, we visited London to show some love in return. The sold out event featured a live conversation session with two of our Syrian Conversation Partners, Shadi, calling in from Iraq, and Asalah, from Italy with the support of P21 Gallery, QFI and Al Fanar, who spoke about the importance of venture philanthropy in the Arab World.
NaTakallam visits classrooms worldwide… (March 2018)
And gets featured for it by the Nowhere Men!
From December-March 2018, QFI and British Council supported us in hosting sessions in classrooms across the world.
Persian and Spanish conversation sessions kick off! (Summer/Fall)
In line with our mission to support refugees and displaced communities worldwide, while listening to the interests of you, our supporters , we expanded our language offerings to include Persian and Spanish and increase our social impact by hiring displaced Iranians/Afghans as well as Venezuelans.
Stay tuned as over the next months, we look to bring in Central Americans on board to hear their stories, especially in light of the recent developments at the US border.
We’ll also launch French with Congolese and Burundian refugees next spring! Register your interest here.
NaTakallam highlighted by UNHCR!
Following a great video about one of our CPs in Beirut, Shadi and his sessions with Meg, in Lonon, UNHCR officially invited NaTakallam to join the #WithRefugees Coalition of organizations and companies working to support refugees and displaced persons.
NaTakallam Turned 3! (October 2018)
Under the umbrella of the WeWork Refugee Initiative and with the support of QFI, NaTakallam marked its three-year anniversary in NYC with over 250 attendees and live conversations with Shadi and Marianela from Syria and Venezuela, a marketplace of other refugee organizations, Middle Eastern and Latin American eats, and the most popular of it all: live Booza making!
NaTakallam disrupts Berlin! (November 2018)
Late November, NaTakallam was one of the only two refugee-centered startups on the main stage at this year’s TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin.
Read about our founder’s panel here.
Laudato si Challenge in Rome (December 2018)
Our co-founders and one of our Syrian Conversation Partners, Ghaith, presented NaTakallam among stakeholders, impact investors, and members of the clergy at the Vatican as finalists in the Laudato si Challenge along with great allies and partners including Tarjimly and Five One Labs!