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Jakey

Lives in Moe

I love Latrobe Valley.

Since becoming involved in different groups in the area, I have been amazed at the local community involvement. It’s absolutely incredible to see that there are so many people that are willing to give their time for the benefit of others.

I’m now heavily committed to Latrobe Valley and there’s nowhere in the world that I’d rather be.

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Jakey

Lives in Moe

I love Latrobe Valley.

Since becoming involved in different groups in the area, I have been amazed at the local community involvement. It’s absolutely incredible to see that there are so many people that are willing to give their time for the benefit of others.

I’m now heavily committed to Latrobe Valley and there’s nowhere in the world that I’d rather be.

We are connected
Say Ni Hao to Lixia!
Lives in Moe

Ni Hao.

Lixia – Mandarin

 

Of all the culture shocks of moving to a new country, it was a quick trip to the shops that offered Lixia the clearest reminder she wasn’t in China anymore.

Ten years ago, Lixia, her husband Anthony and their son Bart shifted from the…

Say Hola to Erika!
Lives in Newborough

Hola.

Erika – Spanish

 

When Erika was 15 years old, her family moved from Peru to Chile.

The language was the same – Spanish – but the locals spoke quickly and with a different accent, making them at times difficult to understand.

It took some getting used to but…

Say Salam Alaikum to Noaka!
Lives in Moe

Salam Alaikum.

Noaka – Arabic

 

There are benefits to having a large family, particularly when it comes to adapting to a new home.

Born in Egypt, Noaka moved to Australia with her Sudanese family in 2005 at the age of five.

Upon their arrival, the family did not speak…