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Teachers Proud Of Achievement

Among the 48 students who graduated yesterday from the Australia Pacific Technical College, three travelled to Samoa to do their courses. The three students Losana Tavai, Savita Sundar and Anaseini
18 Apr 2015 11:40
Teachers Proud Of Achievement
APTC graduates, from left, Losana Tavai, Savita Sundar and Anaseini Adireki with their Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care. Photo: Sheetal Prasad

Among the 48 students who graduated yesterday from the Australia Pacific Technical College, three travelled to Samoa to do their courses.

The three students Losana Tavai, Savita Sundar and Anaseini Adireki undertook their course in Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care, under scholarship, at the Apia campus in Samoa.

Ms Tavai, 32, of Navoci Village in Nadi found strength through her husband to pursue her course.

“I really enjoyed going to Samoa and it was a good opportunity for me although I left my three-month-old baby behind,” she said.

“I am so happy with APTC for rewarding me with this scholarship and broaden my knowledge about children. My husband, Solomoni Tavai is very supportive of me because he let me go and looked after our child while I was away.

“I love children and I love to teach children therefore I am already teaching the kindergarten at Ralete Primary School so I thank the Ministry Education.

“It is good to do this course because it helps the children for their future development.”

Ms Sundar, 25, of Tomuka, Lautoka, was proud of her achievement after struggling six months in Samoa.

“It was a wonderful trip because my family supported me and thanks to APTC for giving me this opportunity.

“In Samoa, my course-mates were very helpful because I was the only Indo-Fijian among the lot.

“It was very difficult for me there because the lifestyle and food was different but I managed it in the six months. In the 15 years of my marriage, this was the first time I had stayed away from my husband for so long but he was very supportive.

“I have started teaching at the kindergarten at Ahmadiyya Muslim Primary School but I hope to complete my diploma. To those out there hoping to achieve something in life should always have faith in themselves and in God,” Ms Sundar said.

Ms Adireki, 44, a single mother of two shared her proud moment after graduating.

“I learned about this scholarship when I went for a workshop and so I applied, when I was chosen I was so happy. I’m so glad that my sisters and my families looked after my two daughters who is a 21-year-old and a 15-year-old.

“I wish to thank God for giving me the strength and power to receive this certificate. “I am originally from Savou in Rakiraki and I currently teach at Ratu Filimoni Bula Kindergarten in Ba,” she said.

 

 




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