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Sharon Turns Dux Dream Into Reality

  Sharon Chand,14, of Waiqele Primary School, Labasa,  never gave up in making her dreams come true. For the Year Eight student, becoming the dux of her primary school was
22 Nov 2018 10:00
Sharon Turns Dux Dream Into Reality
Waiqele Primary School dux Sharon Chand (front) is flanked by (from left) her mother Arunjla Devi, chief guest Fastfind Fiji Trade Directory Janendra Sharma with Gyanendra Kumar and Suresh Chand during the prizegiving in Labasa on November 21, 2018.

 

Sharon Chand,14, of Waiqele Primary School, Labasa,  never gave up in making her dreams come true.

For the Year Eight student, becoming the dux of her primary school was her way of making her parents see the potential she had to become a successful young woman.

As she gathered the courage to receive her award yesterday, Sharon said seeing her parents’ surprised faces and making them proud was a dream come true.

“There was competition among my colleagues and I never thought that I would make it,” she said.

“My parents were surprised because they never thought I would make them proud.”

She said her parents were sugarcane labourers and never had high expectations of her.

“But they would encourage me to do my best and pass my exams.

“Perhaps being from a farming community, some parents do not expect much from their children.

“As for me I wanted to be different,” the youngest of three siblings said.

Sharon said she would stay up late at night and study until 3am while her family were asleep.

“When my parents and siblings slept I would turn on a small lamp and study,” she said.

“My mother used to advise me not to force myself because the eyes are an important part of the body.

“She was more concerned about my health.

“My father believed in sleeping early and rising early in the morning.”

“My ambition is to become a pharmacist so that I can earn good money and look after my family.”           She scored 506 out of 600.

Edited by Losirene Lacanivalu

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