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Mother Proud Of Daughter

Witnessing her eldest child graduate was a dream come true for 46-year-old mother, Sainimere Matiavi. Mrs Matiavi was among proud parents who watched their children graduate at the Fiji National
10 Jan 2015 10:34
Mother Proud Of Daughter
Cousin sisters, Alisi Kadro (second from left), with Laisa Mara and family members during the Fiji National University graduation ceremony at the Girmit Centre in Lautoka yesterday. Photo: Sheik Dean

Witnessing her eldest child graduate was a dream come true for 46-year-old mother, Sainimere Matiavi.

Mrs Matiavi was among proud parents who watched their children graduate at the Fiji National University Lautoka Teachers College yesterday.

“I am very happy and proud of my daughter’s graduation. We had full faith that she would be able to achieve this.

“She has worked hard and had overcome so many obstacles to get to where she is now,” she said.

Mrs Matiavi said they had struggled to support her daughter, Laisa Mara.

“My husband and I have come a long way to fulfill my daughter’s dreams, especially since we live in the village. There is not much source of employment, so we just depend on the crops we are able to sell,” Mrs Matiavi said.

She said her daughter had dreamt of being a teacher since she was young.

“She always had the dream to be a teacher and we promised that we would provide for her,” Mrs Matiavi said.

Miss Mara, 21, graduated with a Certificate of Early Childhood Education.

“I am so happy with my achievement though I know that this is not the end for me. I wish to pursue my studies in teaching,” she said.

“Being away from home and facing financial difficulties were my challenges, but I was able to overcome these with my daily prayers.”

Miss Mara is from Naroi, Moala in Lau, but lives with her family in Namuana, Tavuki, Kadavu.

Feedback: varanisese.nasilasila@fijisun.com.fj

 



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