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Proud Mum Shares Sentiments Of Daughter, 25, Succcess

Mothers should always en­courage their daughters so that they can achieve their greatest potential. Proud mother, Ana Sivo Qomata­si, 52, made shared her sentiments when her daughter, Anaseini Dule­na graduated
22 Dec 2018 10:13
Proud Mum Shares Sentiments Of Daughter, 25, Succcess
Ana Sivo Qomatasi (right) with her daughter Anaseini Dulena holding her Certificateafter the Ministry of Youth and Sports graduation at Naleba in Labasa on December 21,2018. Photo: Shratika Naidu

Mothers should always en­courage their daughters so that they can achieve their greatest potential.

Proud mother, Ana Sivo Qomata­si, 52, made shared her sentiments when her daughter, Anaseini Dule­na graduated from the Ministry of Youth and Sports with a Certificate in Tailoring, Screen Printing, Tie and Dye, Hair and Beauty Therapy at Naleba in Labasa yesterday.

“I travelled from Taveuni Island just to attend my daughter’s gradu­ation and today I am a proud moth­er,” Mrs Qomatasi said.

“She is the first of her six siblings to graduate and in March she will graduate with a Certificate in Car­egiving from the Fiji National Uni­versity.”

“I am a teacher of Solos Kinder­garten at Taveuni Island and I have learnt that a mother’s role is very crucial,” she said.

“In this advanced and modern world we need to teach our daugh­ters to be brave and stand on their feet so if they face any problem, they can manage on their own.”

23-year-old Ms Dulena of Vuna, Taveuni, said she dedicated her success to her parents.

“My mother who is the most edu­cated woman in the family has al­ways stayed humble, while my fa­ther a yaqona farmer always gave me the opportunity to bring out the best in me,” the fourth youngest of six siblings said.

“They put me in this training away from home, so that I can grow and learn from other female par­ticipants who are all from Vanua Levu. It wasn’t easy for me but I thank God for helping me.”

32 women graduates receive words of wisdom

Ministry of Youth and Sports sen­ior co-ordinator North Mere Ratu­konadi has encouraged 32 gradu­ates to take a more active role in development, leadership and deci­sion making.

The all-female graduates received Certificates in Tailoring, Screen Printing, Tie and Dye, Hair and Beauty Therapy from the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

“The graduates stayed at the dor­mitory for one month and every­thing was sponsored by the minis­try,” Ms Ratukonadi said.

“Most of the graduates were un­employed, single mothers, two married women and some school students from all over Vanua Levu and under the age of 35.”

“With the life skills they have ac­quired from this programme, we hope they will put into good use and improve their livelihood,” she said.

“Our focus is on improving liveli­hood.

“We arranged a similar training few months ago and due to its great demand among women we again organised the training.”

Chief guest Director for Women Selai Korovusere encouraged the women to be great agents of change and stand up for themselves

Edited by Losirene Lacanivalu

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