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Suluia Overcomes Adversity, Thanks Guardians, Mum

Top English student Suluia Vere yesterday could not hold back her tears after taking out prizes at the Dawasamu District School in Tailevu prizegiving. The 12-year-old Batiki lass won the
24 Nov 2016 11:00
Suluia Overcomes Adversity, Thanks Guardians, Mum
Annual prize recipients of Dawasamu District School in Tailevu infront of their classroom that was destroyed by Tropical Cyclone Winston yesterday. Photo: Arieta Vakasukawaqa

Top English student Suluia Vere yesterday could not hold back her tears after taking out prizes at the Dawasamu District School in Tailevu prizegiving.

The 12-year-old Batiki lass won the top award for the English language and the Class third prize.

“Never give up, this is my motivation, my parents got divorced when I was little but that will not stop me from reaching great heights in life,” Suluia said.

“I am staying with my aunt and uncle; I use to be under my grandmother’s care in Batiki before moving to Dawasamu.

“Sometimes when I think about all these challenges I cry but deep inside me I know that I have to work hard for my siblings and my relatives who stood with me.”

Suluia described how she had to move from one relative to another after her parents got separated when she was just a toddler.

Suluia said she wants to become a doctor in the future so that she would be able to adequately help her family.

“I want to thank my aunt and uncle for always stepping up to my parent’s roles, my mother for always being part of my achievement and my siblings for their support,” she said.

“This indeed is an emotional for me especially when I think about how far I have come despite the challenges I went through.

“My advice to students that are in the similar situation, just something to motivate you, never ever give up.”

Her mother, Asenaca Toromalua said her daughter was obedient and hardworking.

“I want to thank her for making us proud and achieving the highest in the school for the Fiji Eight Year Examination,” she said.

School Dux, Pita Cina thanked teachers and parents for organising the prizegiving ceremony even though the school was affected after Tropical Cyclone Winston.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

Feedback:  arieta.vakasukawaqa@fijisun.com.fj

 



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