IT BEGAN one Monday morning three years ago when staff at the Bass Coast Adult Learning Centre (BCAL) in Wonthaggi arrived to find an unexpected visitor from Dandenong.
Reza, who originally came from Afghanistan, was eager to talk to the staff about joining the English Language class the centre offers. He wanted to improve his language skills and had also discovered that if he attended the class here, the closest regional language centre to his present place of residence, it would give him a better chance of extending his Safe Haven visa when it expired in five years’ time.
BCAL, being a friendly and welcoming place, was more than happy to accommodate Reza’s request. And so began an association which continues to the present day.