Corina is a Karen woman who has lived in refugee camps on the Thai-
Burmese borders for 30 years. Being committed to children and looking
to make a contribution while living in the camps, she became a teacher.
At first she taught the children, then she became a trainer, a teacher of
When she first arrived in Australia, Corina struggled a bit with her
mental health, but she had some good supports and now that there are
more than 170 Karen families living in Geelong, she is helping people to
settle in and find their feet.
And of course she is continuing with her teaching:
“I am a teacher. I teach grade nine to twelve. There are twenty-six
students in my class. we teach our Karen language and also culture and