Monday, September 24, 2007

New migrants in Geelong - the Karen people

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A group of migrants under the Humanitarian and Refugee Scheme have arrived in Geelong. They are from the Karen tribes of Burma and tell awful stories of their life journey so far, escape and time in a refugee camp in Thailand. Our community warmly welcome this new group to Geelong - as we are a city of many waves of migration. They posed in traditional costume for a photo taken by Phillip Stubbs for the Geelong Advertiser. Geelong Adult Training and Education's settlement program are assisting the families with language classes and donations and the children are already enrolled into primary and secondary schools



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