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Asenaca Looks Up to Dad for Support

Asenaca Ketedromo believes her father is the embodiment of an exemplary role model. And it is because of his influence that she is where she is today. The newly-badged headgirl
05 Feb 2017 13:59
Asenaca Looks Up to Dad for Support
From left: Ahmadiyya Muslim College headGirl Asenaca Ketedromo, deputy headboy Etuate Naiova, deputy headgirl Elenoa Ratusega with headboy Livai Nawalu after their prefects’ induction on Friday. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Asenaca Ketedromo believes her father is the embodiment of an exemplary role model. And it is because of his influence that she is where she is today.

The newly-badged headgirl of in Nasinu said: “He is my role model and whom I look up to for support and help.”

Tevita Ketedromo was not present to witness his daughter’s badging because he was in the village.

Asenaca said he had always taken care of his family after her parents separated.

“He has been a father, a mother and a friend. He is retired now but he was a very strong leader and parent to my siblings and me.

“My family has faced a few difficulties in life especially financially.

“And it is a lesson for me to set my priorities right and focus on the responsibilities so manage everything together,” she said of her new role.

“With additional responsibility on my shoulders, I know my father will help to keep me going,” Asenaca said.

Headboy Livai Naivalu wishes to fulfil his mother’s dreams and be successful in life.

He currently lives in Narere, Makoi with his aunt while his mother lives in Tailevu.

Livai was raised by his widowed mother.

His father had passed away when Livai was only 10-years-old.

“I want to achieve all I can to provide the necessities my mother needs,” Livai said.

“My goals for the year are to succeed in all my academic achievements so I could have everything for my mother.

“She has done a lot for me ever since my father passed away and it is my turn to be her best son.”

When asked of his new role, Livai said: “It is not easy to carry the badge on our uniform because we are expected to perform as leaders.

“I know we will face challenges as it is the last year for us but it will be worth it.”

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

Feedback:  ashna.kumar@fijisun.com.fj



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