Feedback from attendance at 2018 Refugee Alternatives Conference, Melbourne.

February 13th and 14th 2018
If we felt lucky to have been chosen to attend this conference before the event, we felt privileged afterwards. While the program was demanding, it was, in many instances, delivered by people with rich lived experience of the refugee life as well as

Sisters experience Wodonga Christmas lights during first Australian Christmas

22 December 2017
Janet Howie from the Border Mail newspaper writes on 22 December 2017; Uncertain at first, but growing in confidence and delight, the two girls played with bubble snow, danced along with Santa and gladly accepted candy canes. For Angel, 10, and Naomi,

The refugee with a secret rock star past

3 January 2018
Luke WAters, SBS Reporter met with Faida Kashindi in 2017 and published the following article and video on 3 January 2018. Below is an except from Luke Water's article on;

Swimming Lessons for 20 refugees funding by Rotary Foundation of Albury

17 September 2017
Twenty newly-arrived Border residents are learning the basics of swimming thanks to a partnership between the Murray Valley Refugee Sanctuary Group and the Rotary Club of Albury. Below is an article written by journalist Emma Ebsary and published in

Talented refugees give back to our community

15th October 2017
Our community has been strengthened and enriched by our talented new arrivals. Singing songs about things that matter at the Murray Valley Sanctuary Refugee Group's annual Open Garden fundraiser. SBS journalist Luke Waters visited  Wodonga in November

Wodonga VCAL students support refugees

8 November 2017
New settlers to Albury Wodonga receive so much support from their new community who welcome them.  Wodonga Senior Secondardy College students restored bicycles and sold them at local markets as part of their VCAL program.  The funds raised were kindly

Wodonga TAFE Student Award

17 November 2017
At the annual celebrations of Wodonga TAFE on 17 November 2017, Christian Bashimbe won a TAFE Student Award.  Our sponsored refugee families make the most of every opportunity. On Tuesday November 17, with a crowd of over 150 people, including Minister

New arrivals 2017