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The United Nations uses six official languages to conduct business: English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Russian and Arabic.
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. – Albert Einstein
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Project Extend @ Gippsland
BEFA would like to offer our after-school Mandarin extension program, Project Extend, to a cohort of interested primary school students in Gippsland. We hope to start in 2017. For more info, please write to Stella at email@example.com
BEFA is hosting our second Multicultural Kitchen on Saturday, 4 June 2016. Join us for some delicious food from around the world and make some new friends. All are welcome. Please bring a plate or donate. There will be activities for the children. For more info, please contact Stella at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, 4 June 2016
12 - 2 pm
Birralee Primary School Hall
Heyington Ave, Doncaster
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