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Dropouts Can Be Winners Too

Quality Tile Setters managing director Abhinesh Kumar is challenging the youths of Fiji to follow their dreams as they have capabilities to achieving huge things in life. Mr Kumar made
09 Nov 2015 11:01
Dropouts Can Be Winners Too
From left : Minister for Youth and Sport Laisenia Tuitubou, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, Quality Tile Setters managing director Abhinesh Kumar and Fiji Investment CEO Godo Muller- Tuet during the Westpac Prime Mininster’s Exporters of the Year award at the Sheraton Fiji Resort on Saturday nightt.Photo: DEPTFO

Quality Tile Setters managing director Abhinesh Kumar is challenging the youths of Fiji to follow their dreams as they have capabilities to achieving huge things in life.

Mr Kumar made the following remarks when he walked away with the Ministry for Youth and Sports Youth Entrepreneur Award at the 2015 Westpac Prime Minister’s Exporter of the Year Awards on Saturday night.

Mr Kumar, a school dropout, said being educated does not matter in one’s future. It is the talent you have that matters.

“Even I am a school dropout and we came from various school backgrounds and actually this award is sending a message to the families and the country as a whole that yes we have the capabilities to do things in life.”

He also said honesty and reliability are a driving factor.

“I am really happy that my staff are always with me. We have achieved this through honesty and reliability, the driving tool behind our success.

“It doesn’t mean that we have to go to universities to be able to achieve huge things in life. The talents you have in yourself depends your career and your future tomorrow,” Mr Kumar said.

The 30-year-old of Nadi started off as a tiler and has greater plans in life.

“I started as a tiler and then I went in as builder but my next target is to be a developer which is my long term goal. And my short term goal is to keep employing youths who are still struggling on the streets and my message to everyone is to provide a traineeship to such youths.

“People are professional in their own way and it does not matter if they are school drop outs and to encourage such youths in the country is my responsibility as a Fijian.

“I would like to thank my family who have been there for me. Just because of them I have been successful” he said.

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