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I learn a lot from my teachers

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Thi My Hanh Nguyen moved back to Victoria from Queensland in December 2020, right in the middle of the Covid19 pandemic.

‘A neighbour helped me move – he is my hero, he let me stay at his place and helped me get back on my feet.’

Thi first interacted with Yarraville Community Centre (YCC) via a Learn Local English language skills program.

‘I was really struggling at the time but I was finally able to do something for myself and study English.’

Thi was a cook but she couldn’t find work due to restaurant closures during the pandemic. So she also commenced a Learn Local Skills for Work and Study: Community Services course at YCC.

‘I am doing this course because I want to give back to my community. So many people have helped me and I want to do the same for others. There are six of us in the class and we learn together, helping each other. We are a team. All of my teachers are very good – I learn a lot from them.’

Thi also wants to support her family in Vietnam who has been impacted by Covid.

‘It is very bad over there and I need to send money back to my family.’

Now Thi is looking for a part-time job so she can complete a Certificate III in Community Services.

‘Even if I have to work five days a week I will ask my boss for a day off so I can keep studying.’