|Talking to the girls about the Wow theme from last year: Belonging|
|Being briefed by Melissa Morris, Horsham Council's Community Development manager, and the Governor General's "aide-de-camp"... Yasmin looking suss at Charee taking photos already.|
|Introductions and handshakes with Governor General, Sir Peter Cosgrove, and also Lady Cosgrove|
|Brief explanation of the Wow project|
|Yasmin Harradine, Wow's indigenous Australian participant, chats about her two statements installed in stainless steel:|
"I love learning about my culture" and "There is so much air to share".
|Hoping to catch up with Yasmin regarding their topic of conversation, as I couldn't catch what they were saying. |
Will update this post then.
|I am delighted to have Bernad and Harrison turn up in time to meet the Governor General.|
|Bernad Ngendakumana explains that he was born in Tanzania, raised in Burundi, and lives here now with his family.|
|Bernad reads his statement aloud: "Life is a journey. I am happy it has brought me to Horsham".|
|Bernad is asked by Sir Peter if his school friends know how to pronounce his surname yet. Bernad answered that most of his friends knew now how to say it.|
|Sir Peter called Buket's mother, Canan, over to where we were standing in front of Buket's wall poem.|
It's Anzac Day today as I write on this blog, and I look at Ataturk's quote above and wish that it didn't take terrible wars and violent deaths to unite the Mehmets and Johnnies in this country or Turkey.
|Here is Harrison's poem:|
"Once my dreams were dull and cold
Now my dreams are bright and gold"