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.
Phung Ngo arrived in Sydney in 2009 as an international student. She has background in Environmental Management and Community Services and has worked closely with Vietnamese community and provided help and support to elderly and vulnerable people in the community. She has worked with Ethnic Communities' Council since 2018 in various projects to support Vietnamese community. Phung is looking forward to using her bilingual skills and connections to the Vietnamese community to highlight the stories of people living with disabilities in the Speak My Language program.
Jenelyn was born in the Philippines and migrated to Australia in 2008. She is passionate about advocating for Australia’s culturally diverse community to improve their access to support and services. She started her career in Australia as a Community Language and Preschool Teacher. At present, she works across multiple roles in the age care sector, advocating for people from multicultural backgrounds. She enjoyed using her bilingual skills to create podcasts for the Speak My Language program to support disability inclusion in the Australian Filipino community. Jenelyn's role as Speak My Language Traveller was with Ethnic Communities' Council of NSW.
Julie Sciberras is a passionate supporter of self-advocacy within the culturally diverse disability community, having worked in the sector since 2011. One of the highlights of her work has been facilitating a Women’s Circle for culturally diverse people who are non-verbal and marginalised. Julie is first generation Maltese Australian and has brought her passion and cultural understanding to the Speak My Language podcast series. Julie's role with Speak My Language was with the Ethnic Communities' Council of VIC.