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Mule Graduates From Japan, Fulfils Mission To Make Family Proud

Seismologists study the internal structure of the earth and try to determine factors that contribute to or foretell an earthquake.
23 Sep 2022 18:00
Mule Graduates From Japan, Fulfils Mission To Make Family Proud
From left: Director Mineral Development of the Mineral Resources department Apete Soro, First Secretary Kelera Savu, Saula Mule and Fijian Ambassador to Japan Filimoni Waqabaca in Japan.

Saula Mule wanted to make his family proud when he was awarded the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) scholarship. He accomplished that earlier this week.

The 31-year-old graduated with a Masters in Disaster Management Policy in Seismology, Earthquake Engineering and Tsunami Mitigation from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in collaboration with the Institute of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering in Japan.

He hails from Nakorolevu Village in Namara, Tailevu.

The former Queen Victoria School student said his one year of sacrifice was worth it.

 

He is employed with the Fiji Seismology Section at the Mineral Resources Department.

“My journey has been rough due to wrong choices and peer pressure, but I reached a moment of realisation after the passing of my father on October 10, 2016,” Mr Mule said.

“This made me want to complete my Bachelors of Science at the University of the South Pacific.

“My dad is my motivation because he showed me the meaning of hard work and perseverance. I have gained so much from this one year. Studying with international students who are also from developing countries and learning their takes on disaster recovery and mitigation gaining valuable knowledge in the Field of Seismology.

 

Seismology

“Ever since I joined Fiji seismology I always wanted to be a seismologist since there was no one qualified in that field. In my study I have learned and identified gaps where we in Fiji are lacking in terms of earthquake and tsunami disaster.”

Seismologists study the internal structure of the earth and try to determine factors that contribute to or foretell an earthquake making them very important to disaster management services.

 

“The Fijian community in Japan has been so supportive. I would like to thank them and acknowledge the Fijian rugby players in Japan and also the Kanto Fijian community for their support,” Mr Mule said.

He thanked JICA for giving him an opportunity to further his studies.

Mr Mule returns home sometime this week.

 

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