Starting conversations…with NaTakallam

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Every two seconds, somebody is forced to flee their home due to fear of their safety. In total, that’s 68.5 million people-more than at any point in history. 

For most of us, that’s a reality we will never have to encounter, and might find hard to imagine. 

NaTakallam (“we speak” in Arabic) offers language learning programmes and conversation sessions delivered by refugees. This is a great opportunity for people to not only be able to earn an income whilst they’re rebuilding their lives, but it gives them an opportunity to use their skills and speak to people from all over the world. 

We have teamed together with NaTakallam to allow you to have the opportunity to talk to some of these wonderful people about their lives. Ever wondered what it would be like to be a doctor in Iran? Or a teacher in Syria? (Or maybe you just want to know what their favourite ice cream flavour is!) All the conversation partners are ready to have honest and open conversations about their lives.

You can use this as a team bonding session at work, with your study buddies or just get your friends together and get chatting! Groups of 3-5 work best. You’ll get a guide to help you start the conversation, and you can arrange the session at a time that works for you. 

At Ben & Jerry’s, we believe we taste better together-so grab a spoon and dig in! 

*To register for a session, please go here:  and for a specially discounted fee of £20 per session use the code: benjerryuk. If you have any questions, email us at