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Vikash Home and Happy

Vikash Home and Happy
Vikash Prasad stands with his wife Lorishma Prasad as he holds his Certificate III in Plumbing during the Australia-Pacific Technical College graduation at the Friendly North Inn in Labasa on July 20. Photo:SHRATIKA SINGH
July 30
11:09 2017

Six months of studying in Samoa has paid off, says Vikash Prasad. He gradu­ated with a Certificate III in Plumbing from the Australia-Pacific Technical Col­lege (APTC) at Friendly North Inn in La­basa on Thursday, July 20.

The 29-year-old employee of the Fiji Sugar Corporation Labasa Mill said: “When I re­ceived my scholarship from my company and the European Union, I didn’t hesitate be­cause I always wanted to study what I loved although it is not a most favourable and wanted job.

“I did complete Certificate III Plumbing at the Fiji National University in 2011, but be­cause I have a dream to work in overseas I thought to upgrade my skills and knowl­edge,” the eldest of three said.

Originally from Bulileka, Labasa, Mr Pras­ad said he was thankful to his company and the EU for their support.

“If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t be hold­ing this certificate beside my wife, Lorishma Prasad,” he said.

Mrs Prasad said she felt relieved not only that her husband returned safely, but also that he managed to successfully finish his course.


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