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Bordertown MRC

Bordertown MRC

English conversational language classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday at Bordertown MRC, with the centre organising these classes due to the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) classes being unavailable in the region. The classes are facilitated by volunteer ESL teachers and attended by women of Afghan, Hazara and Tamil backgrounds. These women are predominately the wives of men working at JBS, the meat processing company in Bordertown.

The morning time frame of classes caters to these women to ensure their participation, as many have family responsibilities including preparing and picking up their children from school. Orientation components are also incorporated during classes including basic settlement education  of the Australian health and legal system, financial management and road safety.