Site banner
Abdi Bihi, Regional Refugee and Migrant Coordinator for the Ministry of Education

On Saturday 22 April 2013, Burmese Refugees graduated from our latest Computers in Homes course. It was another very positive occasion with one of the refugees expressing his gratitude on behalf of all the group for the opportunity to learn the new skills and receive a computer to benefit each of their families. Abdi Bihi, Regional Refugee and Migrant Coordinator for the Ministry of Education, presented the certificates.

See their stories below the picture display lower down the page.

Burmese Computers in Homes Graduation - three stories

Thang Hau Mang

I have been in NZ for one year. I was a farmer in Burma. There are 4 people in my family. I enjoyed reading Burmese news in Burmese language. Our tutor, Peter, set BBC channel in Burmese language in my computer at home so I always read news and listen to radio. My plan is to keep learning English and my hope is to get a job. I am happy living in Lower Hutt because my neighbours are very good to us and train station is very close from my house. My Myanmar friends who have been living here longer than me help me a lot like shopping, catching bus, train, schooling etc. I enjoy living closely in the same city with my friends who are from Burma like me they came to NZ as refugees; we study English together at the same class. The most challenging I am finding is language barrier, driver license and my son has a blood cancer. The first time we arrived in NZ, my son was hospitalized at Christchurch hospital for blood cancer treatment and no interpreter. We always see to our GP 2-3 times in a week so now I am practising driving lesson with tutor. I am so thankful to the e-Learning program for teaching, computer and internet free for 1 year and free technical support.

Vai Hlawn Hoi

I have been in NZ for one year. I was a farmer in Burma. There are 3 people in my family. I enjoyed practising typing tutor and I keep practising typing at home. My plan is to keep learning English and my hope is to get a job. I am happy living in Porirua because my uncle lives here for 5 years and Chin Community are helping us and they help me like shopping, catching bus, train, schooling, etc. I enjoy living closely with my uncle’s family and Chin Community and I enjoy learning English a lot. The most challenging I am finding is language barrier and culture integration. I am so thankful to the e-Learning program for teaching, computer and internet free for 1 year and free technical support.

Yeye Myint

I have been in NZ for one year. I was a student in Burma. There are 3 people in my family. I enjoyed practising typing tutor and I keep practising typing at home and at school. My plan is to keep studying hard and to be a designer. I am happy living in Porirua because Burmese people are helping us like shopping, catching bus, train, schooling, etc. I enjoy doing homework with friends after school. The most challenging I am finding is language barrier. I am so thankful to the e-Learning program for teaching, computer and internet free for 1 year and free technical support.

 
 
 
 
 
+ Text Size -
Original generation time 0.8250 seconds. Cache Loaded in: 0.0099 seconds.