NATION

Bulou Moves Into A Men’s Vocation

  There is no such thing as a men’s job. If you have a passion in something then go for it, says Bulou Vasitia. The 20-year-old Navetau lass was the
16 May 2017 14:21
Bulou Moves Into A Men’s Vocation
Bulou Vasitia with her certificate during the graduation in Saqani on 12.05.17. Photo: Josaia Ralago

 

There is no such thing as a men’s job. If you have a passion in something then go for it, says Bulou Vasitia.

The 20-year-old Navetau lass was the only female in the Small Engine Repair Course during a two week training programme by the Fiji National University’s Sustainable Livelihood Training Programme.

The second eldest in a family of five said; “Women should not limit themselves into thinking that they should only stay home and cook.

“It is high time we step out of our comfort zones and chase after our dreams.

“The passion to repair small engines had began when I was little girl.

“Living by the sea, we sometimes rely on fibre boats for travelling and at times, it would breakdown hindering our transportation from point A to point B.”

She said finding a person to repair their engine would sometimes prove futile.

“But when they do come around I used to sit and watch them go on with the fixing of the engine,” Ms Vasitia said.

“It was then I realised that this was what I wanted to do.”

A current student at the Nadogo Technical College studying Mechanical Engineering, Ms Vasitia hopes to one day becomes a fully fledged mechanic.

“And I will get there,” Ms Vasitia said.

Meanwhile, Epi Naulu, of Malake Village, was one the few men who graduated with a certificate in Cookery and Patisserie.

The 23-year-old said; “I wanted to learn how to cook so I can better help my mother and my younger sister at home when they are busy.”

The eldest of six said he hoped to one day work in the tourism industry as a chef.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

Feedback:  josaia.ralago@fijisun.com.fj

 

Fijisun E-edition
Tanoa Plaza Hotel Suva
Subscribe-to-Newspaper
Fiji Sun Instagram
Fiji Plus
Subscribe-to-Newspaper
error: