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Voate’s Big Medical Dream

  Eighteen-year-old Voate Vakacerecereikeda aspires to become the first doctor in his village. Visiting the Fiji National University (FNU) booth at the Nausori career’s expo at Sila Central High School
11 Mar 2017 13:50
Voate’s Big  Medical Dream
Naitasiri Secondary School Head Boy Voate Vakacerecereikeda (right) gets medical school tips from Irinieta Macunaqio of Fiji National University during careers Expo at Sila Central High School in Nausori yesterday. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

 

Eighteen-year-old Voate Vakacerecereikeda aspires to become the first doctor in his village.

Visiting the Fiji National University (FNU) booth at the Nausori career’s expo at Sila Central High School in Nausori yesterday, Voate signed up to study medicine in the hope of achieving his dream career.

He said the nearest hospital for Naluwai Village in Naitasiri was Vunidawa Hospital, which is quite far to travel to when someone was very sick.

“I want to become the first doctor not just in my family but in my village to help our people who seek urgent medical attention.

“I signed up for the medical school to study medicine and make that education useful for the villagers.

“I have experienced incidents where my fellow villagers had to travel to Vunidawa Hospital and at times transportation is a problem,” Voate said.

A much bigger dream for the teenager is to open a health centre in his village.

“I want to work as hard as I can and collect enough money to open my own hospital so that the villagers don’t have to travel all the way to Vunidawa or Nausori to get medical treatment,” Voate said.

Edited by Caroline Ratucadra

Feedback:  ashna.kumar@fijisun.com.fj

 



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