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Parental Support Motivates Teenage Mother

Parents of a teen mother, who became the dux of her school, say it’s important to encourage children to never lose sight of a better future for themselves.
27 Nov 2022 12:17
Parental Support Motivates Teenage Mother
From left, Roslyn Musuka’asau (mother) holding Jeini’s daughter, Hadassah, Jeini Musuka’asau and Ratu Mara Musuka’asau (father) during her graduation

Parents of a teen mother, who became the dux of her school, say it’s important to encourage children to never lose sight of a better future for themselves.

Roslyn Musuka’asau and hus­band, Ratu Mara Musuka’asau, stood proudly as parents con­gratulating their daughter, Jeini, after receiving the dux prize for Rotuma High School.

Holding onto them was Jeini’s daughter whom she gave birth to in 2020, at 17 years old.

Jeini’s life was turned around when towards the end of her Year 12 she found out she was pregnant.

Her mother was unwelcoming at first but later understood that there was no one else to support her daughter.

“When I asked her if she was pregnant and when she admitted it, her father was in tears while I reacted differently to the situ­ation,” she said over the phone from Rotuma.

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