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Refugee Week is not responsible for external speakers and schools are advised to request references and DBS checks if needed.

NaTakallam Virtual School Speakers 

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Invite a speaker who has experienced displacement first-hand to join your school or youth group for language practice or cultural exchange.

NaTakallam’s School Sessions virtually connect students with a displaced person from the Middle East, Latin America, or Africa for an interactive conversation offering personal insight into global issues.

The real-time virtual lessons can be customised for any age group, and Arabic or Middle East-focused sessions are available for free thanks to funding from the Qatar Foundation.

Find out more and apply on the NaTakallam website – note you need to allow two weeks for the session to be arranged.


Amnesty International UK

© Marie-Anne Ventoura/Amnesty UK

© Marie-Anne Ventoura/Amnesty UK

Amnesty International UK are able to join your virtual classroom to introduce primary and secondary students to the rights of refugees. Amnesty Speakers are trained volunteers who bring experience, knowledge and energy to their human rights education. Our Speakers will work with you to cater the session to the needs of your students.

Please contact us at

Dr . Eiad Zinah


Dr. Eiad Zinah is a Syrian dentist and a schools speaker with more than one year’s experience going to schools around the UK, helping young people engage in refugee issues through his experience of leaving Syria and becoming a refugee in the UK. Available to speak in primary and secondary schools across the UK.