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.

Rageed Tater
National

Rageed Tater came to Australia in 2016 after fleeing from his home country Iraq due to the war. Rageed had a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture science. He also has a strong background in business, where he gained his experience and built his connection with the community. He worked with community-based organisations in Queensland, helping people experiencing homeless and vulnerable people. He furthered his experience working in various educational projects with Ethnic communities in NSW as a bilingual educator. He is looking forward to utilising his bilingual skills and connections to the Arabic community to highlight the stories of people living with disabilities in the Speak My Language program.  

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.

Zainab Almasoudi
WA

Zainab is working towards a Bachelor of Social Work at Curtin University. She is employed as an advocate at the Ethnic Communities’ Council WA, as well as a disability support worker through another agency. She is passionate about advocating for human rights and is especially drawn to the cause of removing stigma around mental health. Zainab has used her professional knowledge and her cultural understanding to support people to share empowering stories about disability inclusion for the Speak My Language program. Zainab's role as Speak My Language Traveller was with the Ethnic Communities' Council of WA

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