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Breaking Barriers

A hearing-impaired student is confident to break all barriers as he embarks on one of his most challenging journeys to complete his Masters in Human Rights. Krishneer Sen, 28, is
22 Aug 2015 13:41
Breaking Barriers
From left: Maika Tuicakau, Devika Raj, British High Commissioner Roderick Drummond, Krishneer Sen, Alumita Vuakanisakea and Jonetani Tagivetaua after the presntation of their scholarships at the High Commissioner’s residence in Suva on Thursday. Photo: Aqela Susu

A hearing-impaired student is confident to break all barriers as he embarks on one of his most challenging journeys to complete his Masters in Human Rights.

Krishneer Sen, 28, is among the five Fijian students that have been granted a one-year scholarship to complete their Masters in various fields under the British Chevening Scholarships for international students.

Mr Sen is a computer instructor at Hilton Special School and also UNICEF’s Pacific Regional Ambassador.

Interpreting through sign language, Mr Sen said he knew the challenges ahead of him but he was confident he would get through it all.

“I can feel that there will be challenges but I want to break all these barriers and show people my abilities and not my disabilities by playing in the same level playing field as other normal people,” he said.

Mr Sen said he hoped to improve the rights of people with disabilities when he returned.

Mr Sen will be completing his Masters at the University College London.

Meanwhile, the British High Commissioner Roderick Drummond said the British government had committed almost F$1million for future leadership in the Pacific.

The scholarship, he said, would contribute to the training of these future leaders.

The five students are:

  • Krishneer Sen
  • Alumita Vuakanisakea
  • Maika Tuicakau
  • Devika Raj
  • Jonetani Tagivetaua

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