Family welcomes Wari

A family in Cooma has opened its doors to a teenager from Papua New Guinea who will be gaining some valuable office skills for future employment back home.

Wari Renagi, 19, arrived in Australia last week from the village of Kemabolo.

She is staying with Rotary Club member Chris Adams and his family, wife Kim, daughter Megan and son Cameron.

The Cooma Rotary Club has a long association with the village Wari is from.

They have completed a number of projects including providing fresh water, computers, bicycles, medical equipment and teaching resources.

Wari is in Australia to learn some office skills to give her some experience to gain employment in the future.

Mr Adams said she would be undertaking some informal training that would to help her get a job in the future in Papua New Guinea.

"Wari is like countless others in Papua New Guinea who want to continue on after school, but it's really expensive," he said.

"There are very few opportunities for teenagers.

"We thought we would offer her the experience of living over here."

Wari said she was hoping to learn skills that she could take back to Papua New Guinea and show others what she has learned.

She will be in Cooma for about three months.

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