Husband Stands Proud Of His Graduating Wife

As a husband, supporting his wife through her education it has been a challenge and they have both worked hard to see this day, says a farmer of Lomai, Naitasiri.
13 Oct 2017 11:00
Husband Stands Proud Of His Graduating Wife
Nabua Secondary School annual prize giving ceremony Best year 12 matua student, Kalara Likucokocoko with husband Keasi Turagasau on October 12, 2017. Photo: Ronald Kumar

As a husband, supporting his wife through her education it has been a challenge and they have both worked hard to see this day, says a farmer of Lomai, Naitasiri.

43 year-old Keasi Turagasau stood still and smiled at the Nabua Secondary School prize giving ceremony as his wife 32-year old Kalara Likucokocoko walked up the stage to receive her Matua Year 12 awards.

He said this is just one of the many achievements for his wife and completing the dream they both aim for is yet to come.

Mr Turagasau believes that God should be given the honour for keeping the couple strong and guiding them through a year of challenges. He says nothing is ever too hard for a couple if they work together to achieve their dreams together.

He said it was last year that they heard over the radio about the Matua Programme and after much discussion between him and his wife, they decided they would take up the challenge.

“My wife only reached form four, she was eager to get back to school. We wanted a better life and getting her educated was something we decided together,” he said.

Mr Turagasau said since their marriage in 2011, they have since lived in the village and for them to spend sometime in the town area for the sake of Kalara’s education has been worthwhile.

“Today I have witnessed that God is great as He guided her during this year, nothing is hard and impossible and today she is being rewarded for having the courage to return and complete her education,” he said.

Meanwhile, Ms Likucokocoko said they do not have any children and this was a chance for them to build their lives through a better education.

“I just began studying this year, year 12 and took Geography, History, Vosa Vaka Viti, Maths and English. I want to be a school teacher and teach geography and history.

“From here I will go on to complete year 13 next year and further my education at the University of the South Pacific.

“There is nothing to be ashamed of, everything is provided and we must embrace it, we have an opportunity here and we can use it to support our families.”

She added that age does not matter and it is always important to serve the Lord with one’s heart and all will be given to those who seek Him and ask.

Ms Likucokocoko received the top awards for Matua Programme in Geography, History and Vosa Vaka Viti.

Meanwhile, the Secondary schools Day students Dux award was given to Alumita Drokamaisau.

Ms Drokamaisau acknowledged all her subject teachers and her father for guiding her through her studies.

Other awards:

Head boy: Ratu Napolioni Tabuere

Head Girl: Vasemaca Magitabua

Sportsman: Vuli Tikonavanuabalavu

Sportswoman: Kasanita Biu


Edited by Mohammed Ali


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