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Cultural Diversity Week was celebrated this year from March 17th to 25th. This annual event provides an opportunity for both staff and students at our college to come together and celebrate the diverse range of cultures that form our vibrant College community. Staff were encouraged to bring a dish representing their culture on the Wednesday to share at a staff lunch where they shared a piece from their culture and listened to students share their stories, as new arrivals within our community.

Year 11 student Atosha Birongo spoke about her journey to Australia, recounting her life in Kenya and how getting an education there was not as easy as in Australia. She spoke about her journey from Kenya to Australia as a refugee last year and the hardships that her and her family endured on their path to Australia.

Year 11 student Atosha Birongo sharing her story this Cultural Diversity Week

Atosha also spoke about the additional support that the College provides her through the EAL (English as an Additional Language) program and the wide variety of subjects she has to choose from along with the differences between life in the two countries.

Atosha loves to now call Wodonga home and with such an empowering story, Atosha Said “I hope that my story changes the way that people see the world”.

Teju Chouhan
EAL Teaching Assistant

 

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