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Yumna

Lives in Churchill

I grew up in Pakistan and came to Australia 10 years ago in 2009.
Why would you live anywhere else? I guess this is where I would start because you’re so close to the snow and so close to the beach – you get the best of both worlds in a way. It’s peaceful and the people are great. That’s what I love about the Latrobe Valley.
For some people it would be a great place because the people are really great, the people are supportive, you know your neighbours and everyone is always here to help you out in times of need.
I was part of the first ever Victorian Youth Conference in 2018 and it came about because of where I was because people are so amazing that they gave me the opportunity to be able to do stuff like the youth conference. I’m quite passionate about the local youth because young people are our future and because they bring so much to the table and it’s amazing to have their voices heard, and that’s why I’m a youth worker.

Yumna

Lives in Churchill

I grew up in Pakistan and came to Australia 10 years ago in 2009.
Why would you live anywhere else? I guess this is where I would start because you’re so close to the snow and so close to the beach – you get the best of both worlds in a way. It’s peaceful and the people are great. That’s what I love about the Latrobe Valley.
For some people it would be a great place because the people are really great, the people are supportive, you know your neighbours and everyone is always here to help you out in times of need.
I was part of the first ever Victorian Youth Conference in 2018 and it came about because of where I was because people are so amazing that they gave me the opportunity to be able to do stuff like the youth conference. I’m quite passionate about the local youth because young people are our future and because they bring so much to the table and it’s amazing to have their voices heard, and that’s why I’m a youth worker.

Leah
Lives in Willow Grove

I absolutely love the Latrobe Valley and the wider Gippsland region. I did a lot of travel in my 20s right around Australia and overseas and I think you could go two ways. You either go, ‘I’m never going home’, or you get an appreciation for how good you’ve got…

Say Yassou to Evriviades!
Lives in Morwell/Moe

Yassou.

Evriviades – Greek

From a week of fasting and a day of collective mourning, to midnight mass and a lavish Sunday feast, Easter or ‘Páscha’ is an occasion for social connection like no other for the Greek community.

For Evriviades Aristotelous, such traditions…

Tracie
Lives in Traralgon

I love the strength and compassion of our community. So for me, the strength inspires me. I see that every day where people gather together and they, you know, come up with local solutions to local issues. They advocate for their community, their neighbour, their family, and they come together…