Victoria University students will celebrate Multicultural Week on Thursday 22 September in their national dress with traditional music, dance, games and food at the University's Werribee Campus, where about 200 of VU's adult migrant students study English.
The students are part of VU's Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP), which provides free English language courses to eligible migrants and refugees. Students participating in the event represent a range of communities including Karin Burmese, Sudanese, Somali, Vietnamese, Chin and Hakha-Chin Burmese.
VU English language senior educator Greg Thom said the event was a great opportunity for the students to share their pride in their cultural traditions with the community.
The students will enjoy a catered lunch incorporating foods from their native countries while they participate in the cultural games, singing and dancing.
The AMEP is the Australian Government's largest settlement program offering classes to a broad range of newcomers from different cultures and countries. The event is sponsored by VU's ESL Access Department, Student Engagement and Youth Services.
What: Multicultural Week celebrations
Where: Courtyard between Building 1 & 2 at Victoria University Werribee Campus (AMEP Office in Building 1, Room 1A55 can direct)
When: Thursday 22 September 2011
Greg Thom, Senior Educator, School of Foundation, Community and Indigenous Studies
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Ann Marie Angebrandt, Media Officer, Marketing and Communications Department,
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