Congratulations to my student, Kalsang, on becoming an Australian citizen.
Kalsang’s journey to become an Australian citizen began nearly 16 years ago. From Lhasa he crossed the Himalayas, walking for 27 days to reach Nepal and the safety of India where he lived for 10 years before coming to Australia as a refugee.
I first met Kalsang 14 months ago. Since then every week, except for school holidays, we spent a couple of hours together to improve his English. Kalsang was always on time, never missing a lesson, and with a positive attitude always greeting me with a big warm smile.
It was a privilege and a pleasure to be Kalsang’s tutor and to continue helping him with his English. Jan R.