People Project

Introducing Kha Tran

Kha Tran was just 12 years old when he and his father left Vietnam on a 5 day and 5 night boat trip, leaving behind his mother and four siblings. His father had been a journalist before the fall of Saigon, and was forced to leave due to persecutions directed to people who had any connection with the former government.…
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Meet Ivy Baojin ZHAI

Ivy Baojin was introduced to the profession of interpretation from a young age, with both her parents working alongside Russian speaking clients and interpreters to assist in their wholesale and retail business for many years. Born in the port city of Tianjin in China, Ivy made the move to Australia in 2009 with her family, and started a casual job…
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John Doan’s Story

John Doan has been making a difference as a language professional for 27 years. This is his story. My name is John Doan and I was born in Vietnam. The story of how I became an interpreter began in Galang Refugee Camp in Indonesia where I had arrived as a boat person a few days earlier. I saw a refugee boy…
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