Graduands, Facilitators, MOE, Red Cross, Tutor, IT and family
An atmosphere of fun and gentle humour was present over the graduation of our latest RYAN Centre Refugee class. It is always a treat to be able to share the day and be welcomed by the class, the centre and the family members present.
We were delighted to have Shona Te Huki attend and share a few words of encouragement.
It might have been the sunshine that caused a few of our speakers to be a bit more comedic - something that sent the graduates into giggles and smiles, it might have been the promise of tea and an amazing lunch!
Thank you to the lovely student representative who spoke on behalf of her family and class about the difference being cared for can make, for the different people that help the class before and after graduation.
Thank you again to the many 'threads' that make our 'tapestry'.
Love is the only cement that can hold this broken community together.
When I am commanded to love, I am commanded to restore community, to resist injustice,
and to meet the needs of my brothers.
Martin Luther King Jnr