provides many language-related services, such as translation, interpreting,
language instruction, language testing, cultural consulting, or localisation.

CALD CONNECT Language Services

CALD CONNECT provides ultimate multilingual related services, such as translation, interpreting and localisation. We provide various languages services to connect you to the rest of the world.

CALD CONNECT Community Services

A social enterprise that provides support and connects Refugees, immigrants and international students with the broader Australian community to build thriving communities. We provide business support, youth support, and other community support to Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities in Australia. Our approach to accomplishing this aim is based on our team’s cultural expertise and professional efficiency. Using our network, we are committed to connecting CALD communities with several service providers and providing follow-up services.

Our story

CALD Connect supports the CALD Community in Newcastle in various ways. Organising workshops, supporting refugees to start their businesses, and establishing social youth meetups, a multi-lingual book club, literacy support, cultural celebrations and establishing an Arab youth network; Ashraf Abdelbaky, CALD Connect director, contributes to the social, physical, and economic well-being of the local CALD community. During his PhD study in English literature at the University of Newcastle, Ashraf dedicated some of his time to volunteer work that served international students. He led many academic university clubs aiming to provide international students with services for at least six years, such as initiating swimming classes after the tragic drowning of a Pakistani student on Newcastle beach in 2017. Furthermore, Ashraf serves as a mental health advocate, an Arabic interpreter, and a Covid-19 cultural support worker to assist Hunter New England Health in communicating health information related to the current pandemic to CALD communities. Ashraf’s outstanding work has been recognised in the receipt of national awards and, most recently, the 2022 NSW Premier’s Multicultural Language Service Medal, as well as several grants that have supported his work.

Management Team and Advisory Board

Dr Ashraf Abdelbaky (Director)

Previous activities

– Newcastle Arab Youth Training 2021
– Newcastle Eid al-Fitr Festival 2021
– Saturday Social Soccer 2021
– Business workshops 2021

Our Experience

Our People

Our People

Professional staff

Our Promise

Our Promise

Professional Services

Some of Our Services

Language Services, Business Support, Youth Support, Audiovisual Services, Content Services, Proofing & Publishing Services, Training Services

Client Testimonials



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Our Sponsors, Partners, and Clients

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