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Kulsum Keeps In Touch With Cuvu

Kulsum Nisha is a trailblazer and inspiration to a small community of Cuvu. Although she now lives in Sydney, she does not forget where she was born and bred. She
04 Jun 2015 08:54
Kulsum Keeps In Touch With Cuvu
Kulsum Nisha.

Kulsum Nisha is a trailblazer and inspiration to a small community of Cuvu.

Although she now lives in Sydney, she does not forget where she was born and bred.

She regularly visits Cuvu. She was here to organise a reunion for all ex-students and ex-teachers of Cuvu College in two days of fun next month. She flew back to Sydney yesterday. She said they were expecting 450 people to come from New Zealand, Australia, United States, Canada and Britain.

Ms Nisha, 41, and mother of three, is a fifth year medical student at the University of Sydney. She has to juggle her role of motherhood with studies.

“I was a functions organiser at the university and I used to see people graduating every year,” she said.

“One day I said to myself. I can be like those graduates. I want to graduate with a qualification.”

She said the work of surgeons used to fascinate her.

“So I decided to take up medicine. I am fortunate because I have a supportive husband and three children. Now, I am in the fifth year and I have been enjoying it,” Ms Nisha said.

“My husband, Peter Rodopoulos, is Greek and he is a good man. He works in the transport business. Without his support, I would not be able to do this.”

Her eldest child, son Zuyab, 20, is a second year medical student.

“So I have set an example to him and we help each other. If you are focused and stay focused, things will work out,” she said.

She has not only been passing her units but she is doing it with distinction.

“As a mature student, it helps. You understand things better like ethics etc,” she said.

Ms Nisha said she loved Fiji.

“No matter where we go, our hearts are firmly rooted here in Fiji. This is where we were born,” she said.

The social gathering on July 4 and July 5 at Cuvu College “is a celebration of life, in recognition of the blessings we have.”

“Fiji is a beautiful, peaceful place. There are so many things we take for granted. We need to be grateful that we live in this paradise. It is, when we compare Fiji with some other countries.

“I like and love our Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama. He has made a lot of good changes. We were going to invite him to open the celebrations but we left it too late,” she said.

The Cuvu celebrations will begin with a march/parade from the shops to the college on July 4.

There will sports and a variety of activities including traditional and classical dancing.

Feedback: nemani.delaibatiki@fijisun.com.fj

 




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