ELPNZ | Working with Migrants and Refugees

Something in common

A delicious aroma lingers at organic retailer Commonsense Organics as customers queue to buy Selamawit Hailu’s freshly-made soups.

Knowing your strengths

When Hardy Hko arrived from Burma, he quickly realised he needed to learn English to successfully start a new life.

Quakes strengthen ties

Joy Sharp and Lucila Orjuela de Gil have a love of painting and a sense of humour in common. Now they share another bond. They've supported each other through Christchurch’s killer quakes.

Giving her best

When Larissa Mastakova arrived from Russia, her home tutor, Annie Pratt, became her lifeline. Fourteen years on, they are still great friends.

Here to help

“It’s special when people suddenly understand something you've said.”

Loving hands weave colour

Former refugee Mu Lar Pan, forced to flee Burma along jungle paths laid with mines, features in a new reader on weaving.

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