“My name is Ghada. I came from Syria to Australia with my family, who are my husband and 5 children. We arrived in Australia on the 15th of January 2015.
Language has been the most difficult challenge of living in Australia. My family and I speak Arabic. Leaving family behind in Syria and Lebanon has been very sad and hard. Everything is a challenge when coming to a new country and a new life.
Now I’m studying English Language at TAFE Illawarra. Just recently, I have also gained part-time employment with the Department of Education. I work at the Primary School my children attend, helping all children with their learning. Sometimes I do Syrian cooking for special people and events.
My family and I have made many friends through SCARF and we are involved in many activities. We are very grateful for homework help for our high school children. This has been very important.”