As a part of Refugee Week, stories, food and culture were exchanged on Saturday 23rd June at the second Welcome Lunch hosted by the Western Heights Uniting Church.
New arrivals from Syrian, Iraqi, Karen and Afghan backgrounds were welcomed by the church community and were able to network, make new friends and share a meal. Yousef Shahoud from the Hear Our Stories program shared his personal story which described his journey from Syria to Australia.
Children were entertained with games of billiards, table tennis and soccer, with all attendees leaving the lunch with huge smiles, warm hearts and a feeling of being truly welcomed by their new community.
Diversitat would like to thank Bruce and Heather Rookes from the Uniting Church and the team of volunteers they led on the day.