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SPEAK

SPEAK is a social startup that connects migrants, refugees and locals living in the same city. This happens through informal and dynamic language groups  and events that are open to everyone in the community! Anyone can register to be a buddy to help others learn a language and share their culture while meeting incredible people.

SPEAK uses the need or motivation to learn a language as a mean to connect newcomers and locals with different backgrounds. Individuals stand as equals and while learning or helping others learn they build meaningful relationships.

Along the program participants and buddies meet offline and get to know each other, they became more aware of the “other” and their culture, share their story and in this way they break prejudice, barriers, estigmas and make new friendships.

About SPEAK

Target group(s)

Refugees 

Migrants 

Locals 

Students +18

 

Founding year

2014

Paid staff

12

Volunteers

70

Funding

SPEAK follows an hybrid model, relying both in language groups revenue (when participants don't wish to be buddies and share their language they can still apply as participants and pay a commitment fee of 29€ for the 12 weeks). 

Your support helps

newcomers (migrants or refugees) to feel more integrated and part of a community where they can have friends and feel more at home!

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SPEAK

Schillingstraße 12
10179 Berlin