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Technology for climate change adaptation

Lynell Talei Dibose Koli describes herself as confident, intelligent and pleasant and she wants to highlight how useful technology will be towards the Climate Change Adaptation Programme. The 19-year-old 2014
14 Aug 2014 08:00
Technology for climate change adaptation
From left: Investment Fiji board chair Jenny Seeto, Vodafone Fiji chief commercial officer, Ronald Prasad and Investment Fiji acting chief executive officer, Kamal Chetty in Suva on October 25, 2021. Photo: Maraia Vula.

Lynell Talei Dibose Koli describes herself as confident, intelligent and pleasant and she wants to highlight how useful technology will be towards the Climate Change Adaptation Programme.

The 19-year-old 2014 Vodafone Fiji Hibiscus Festival queen contestant is sponsored by Valuefone Limited [Fiji] is a Diploma in Information Technology (IT) student at the Fiji National University.

“Growing up at the Nasova Police compound was an advantage because I had the privilege of attending the Hibiscus festival every year,” Ms Koli said.

She said watching people from all walks of life coming together to a festival leaving aside their differences was something that motivated her to become a contestant.

“Coming from a background where my parents were divorced when I was at a very tender age, I was blessed to know that through the difficulties God was there for me.”

Ms Koli said she believed that she was made to survive the impossible to make her a better person that God had intended her to be.

“With all that in mind I always make sure that I wear a smile because that is a trademark for Fijians which I’m proud to be.”

She loves meeting people, socialising, reading, travelling to new places and most of all, singing.

“In the next five years I want to see myself as a successful IT technician working in a government department and living an independent life.”

Feedback: zafiya.shamim@fijisun.com.fj



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