A Traveller is the person who will be finding storytellers and guest speakers who are willing to be interviewed. The Traveller records the interview, obtains informed consent for recording and publication from the storytellers and guest speakers, submits the recording for quality checking, and helps the National Team to promote the Speak My Language program and the interviews, particularly (but not only) using social media. Some Travellers may be selected to develop and broadcast content on community radio.

Abdikadir Osoble
VIC

Abdikadir Osoble is currently studying a Master of International Development. He is well connected within the Somali community both locally and internationally through his humanitarian work. In addition to his work with ECCV as a Community Outreach officer, Abdikadir is the co-founder of Gurmad Somali Relief, a non-for-profit organisation dedicated to empowering orphans and people affected by natural disasters. Abdikadir is driven by his passion for community development and advocating for social change. This has inspired his involvement in Speak My Language (Disability), creating podcasts that can support inclusion within his local Somali community. Abdikadir's role with Speak My Language was with the Ethnic Communities' Council of VIC.

Cagla Alca
National

Cagla Alca was born in Sydney, Australia in 2003 and has grown up learning her mother tongue of Turkish while simultaneously learning English. She is currently fluent and proficient in both languages. Cagla has started her first year of university, studying a double degree of Bachelor of Medical Science and Bachelor of Cognitive and Brain Sciences. Outside of her university hours, she volunteers her time at a community Turkish language school which she has been involved with since 2018 (and attended the school 2009-2015). During her time in high school she also consistently participated in community events and groups including joining a multicultural committee, volunteering at a nursing home and and paying respects to ANZACS through school community memorials in the city. As she has a passion for contributing to the community, she is looking forward to working with Speak My Language in making even more contribution to the community.

Tran Nguyen
QLD

Tran holds a Bachelor of Justice/Laws from the Queensland University of Technology. She has a passion for serving the people of her community. Tran is currently working as a Social and Community Services Officer at the Darra Neighbourhood Centre, which is managed by the Vietnamese Community in Australia (QLD). Her role includes organising “living well” activities for and with people with disabilities, such as Morning Teas, School Holiday Activities and Cooking Sessions. Tran is also a bicultural support worker at World Wellness Group. Her faith, family and community inspire her to serve others. She has enjoyed using Speak My Language as another way to connect with and empower people from her community. Tran's role with Speak My Language was with the Ethnic Communities' Council of QLD.

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