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Father Inspires Nagusudra To Start Own Business

Father Inspires Nagusudra  To Start Own Business
Temesia Nagusudra (left), father Waisele Silau (right), and the Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou at the Valelevu Youth Training Centre on July 6, 2018. Photo: Selita Bolanavanua
July 08
10:42 2018

When Temesia Nagusudra left school at five years ago he knew almost immediately what he wanted to do with his life.

The 20-year-old said he left school because he was not excelling as he would have wanted. And so began his interest in carpentry and joinery after accompanying his father on many occasions doing the same.

“After I left school, I followed my father around, he is a carpenter so I learnt so much from what he does by observing him, especially with joinery,” he said.

“So one day I decided to do it on my own. He is my role model.”

Mr Nagusudra now runs his own modest business of cabinet making and joinery.

He receives orders from the villages around Tailevu, where he is from. He makes coffin boxes, dining tables, wooden chairs, to name a few.

“I love what I do now and I have been supporting my family with the little money I get.”

On Friday, he received upholstery tools from the Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou at the Valelevu Youth Training Centre on Friday.

“Government looks after people who need help like me.”

He said the assistance has encouraged him and helped him build his business.

Mr Nagusudra hails from Lakena in Tailevu. Edited by Ranoba Baoa

selita.bolanavanua@fijisun.com.fj

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