2) provide access to affordable language education;
3) support language rights for all people.
we want to:
1) build the best online ecosystem for language teachers;
2) be a global community of teachers, learners, activists and grassroots projects sharing, protecting and celebrating languages.
how we want to get there
we think how we do business is just as important as why we do it 🤝
our work at somos cuts across several of the UN sustainable development goals, with particular focus on equitable education and decent work for all (4 & 8) and reduced inequalities within and among countries (10).
as a collective
somos is structured to be multifaceted, benefiting more than shareholders - all of our stakeholders need to be taken into account when making business decisions.
learning or teaching a language remotely, reconnecting with your heritage, building a business and/or fighting for rights can all be daunting tasks. somos wants to be a welcoming and helpful community for teachers, students and activists.
with a healthy ambition
somos has ambitious goals. not only do we want to be part of the movement sharing and protecting languages & language rights across the world but we also want to support the push for better pay, benefits and protections for workers everywhere.
ambitious as the project is, we’re happy to go slow if it means going together. we will be intentionally taking time to build our teams - shared values are more important for the organisation than hyper growth.
with a flexible mindset
no doubt the nature of the platform and product will iterate over time based on customer and community feedback. It's important for somos to know when to listen and to be flexible in how we achieve our mission 😁
interested in finding out more?
check out these resources on our set up at somos 😁