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Cadet Shahista Stands Proud Among Her Peers

Ratu Kadavulevu School (RKS) Year 11 student Shahista Rukshar says she is more than happy to be a student of RKS. Being the only Indo-Fijian girl, 17-year-old Shahista said there
11 Jun 2016 14:05
Cadet Shahista Stands Proud  Among Her Peers
Roselyn Mohammed (left), with her daughter Shahista Rukshar after the RKS passing-out parade yesterday. Photo: Ashna Kumar

Ratu Kadavulevu School (RKS) Year 11 student Shahista Rukshar says she is more than happy to be a student of RKS.

Being the only Indo-Fijian girl, 17-year-old Shahista said there were many challengers when she joined the all-boys school.

“But I was confident that this is where I wanted to be educated,” Shahista said.

“I had the support from my parents, siblings and within myself as I joined RKS. I am happy that I had an opportunity to be educated here.

“This is my third year in cadet and I am proud of my achievements. I am the only Indo-Fijian student at RKS and having an opportunity of being in cadet was just like a cherry on top.”

Shahista’s house was damaged by Tropical Cyclone Winston. Her mum, Roselyn Mohammed, 36, said they had no idea how she and her my husband were going to send their children to school.

“We had lost almost everything we had. Shahista was stressed not knowing how she will go back to school. Thanks to Suva Muslim League who assisted us and provide all school supplies from bags, books and uniforms for her.

“I am a proud mother of Shahista. She has achieved so much in her life and I know she will do in the future. Shahista has been interested in the cadet and I am happy she got such an opportunity,” Mrs Mohammed said.

Shahista said she always admire the work of the Republic of Fiji Military Force officers do and in her near future, if given the opportunity, she would pursue her dream to be a military officer.

 

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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