NATION

Sacrifice Pays Off For Mereani

Labasa Muslim College 2015 Dux, Mereani Qanuya had a lot to rejoice for yesterday. Senior Dux was the prize she won after a year of sacrifice – leaving family members
20 Nov 2015 10:39
Sacrifice Pays Off For Mereani
Mereani Qanuya with her mothers Makitalena Divikoca and Selai Dileba and father Josese Waqamaira and sister Valania Marama during the prize giving at Labasa Muslim College yesterday.

Labasa Muslim College 2015 Dux, Mereani Qanuya had a lot to rejoice for yesterday.
Senior Dux was the prize she won after a year of sacrifice – leaving family members behind to stay with relatives in Savusavu to attend school, and walking two hours daily in the morning to catch the bus to school.
Mereani also praised God for her success.
In addition, she won four other special awards – scoring the highest marks in Chemistry and Agriculture and for being the best student in Biology and Agriculture.
The 18-year-old is from a West coast settlement in Savusavu. Her parents sent her to stay with her grandfather, Apakuku Matei in Lajonia, Labasa, in order for her to attend school.
“Life has been very challenging for me,” she said.
“I lived away from my parents to study in a college where there was a lot of competition.
“I am very grateful to have my grandfather who cooked for me everyday just to make sure that I attend school. I always wake up at 4am to study and have an early breakfast afterwards because I had to walk about two kilometres to attend school”



Fijisun Ad Space


Get updates from the Fiji Sun, handpicked and delivered to your inbox.


By entering your email address you're giving us permission to send you news and offers. You can opt-out at any time.


Win Christmas with Tower Insurance
Advertise here
Covid 19 - SPC
Fiji Sun Instagram
Subscribe-to-Newspaper