SHEPPARTON has a long proud history of welcoming new arrivals to the country. There are many struggles involved for the families when they touch down on this strange land called Australia. With the help of fantastic organisations like the Ethnic Council of Shepparton and Shepparton English Language Centre, the transition into Australian life is made a little easier.
“In collaboration with the Ethnic Council of Shepparton, we donated these bikes to newly arrived young students at the Shepparton English Language Centre. These students are very new to the country and need every support they can get to establish themselves,” said manager of the Ethnic Council, Sam Atukorala.
“We believe that this collaborative effort of the community in supporting newcomers will have a positive impact on the lives of the young students from SELC who received these bikes, providing them not only with a means of transportation but also promoting active lifestyles.”