The show’s presenter Agnes Polese/Atour Toma Khoshaba came to Australia in 1980 from Iraq. Agnes graduated from the now University of Western Sydney. She has also obtained a certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and undertaken short courses and workshops regarding health and welfare of men, women, family and children as well as writing scripts, music editing and production.
Agnes has been working in the Sydney Western area department of health for 25 years as a multicultural health worker, specialising with the Assyrian and Arabic community. Furthermore Agnes is a member of NEMBC (National Ethnic Multicultural Broadcasting Council) and a NEMBC women’s committee for 2 years.
Agnes’ radio and television experience extends to 20 years within the industry including managing, editing, video and music production in Assyrian and Arabic. The Voice of Atour has been running for 11 years and aims to continue for another 11 more