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The enthusiasm and delight shows on the faces of the fifteen families attending CIH training at Victory School across August and September 2016. Di Daniels joined them during their first week to welcome them to the programme and explain the internet options, as well as to highlight the intentions and benefits of Computers in Homes as funded by the Ministry of Education. 

We think these are some of the best training photos we have gathered and wish to thank the families and trainers for their generous smiles! Thanks to the expertise of local trainers, interpreters and family liaison visitors from the Nepali, Burmese, Chin and Karan communities in Nelson, the families are well supported for the next steps in their resettlement journey in Nelson. Thanks to Dhan and Mary for their careful tutorage of the parents and the whole Victory team who take care of enrolments, child care, transport, refreshments and home support.

We could not do our work without you. The collegial friendships we have formed are truly treasured.

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What a pleasant surprise to be at Nelson Airport to witness the welcome for newly arrived families, fresh from their 6 weeks’ orientation at Mangere Refugee Centre. Red Cross and Victory School support staff were on hand, as well as many of the current CIH trainees and other families from the Nelson refugee community, all waiting excitedly to welcome newly arrived families flying in from Auckland. There were emotional reunions as some were seeing family members for the first time in many years. This is why access to the internet and reliable hardware in the home are so important in the resettlement process. Nau mai haere mai ki te Whanāunga Rerenga.

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