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School Dropout Graduates, Sets Example for Peers

“I hope that my achievement can encourage them that being a school dropout is not the end of trying to succeed in life,” Raikube said.
02 May 2019 16:42
School Dropout Graduates, Sets Example for Peers
From left: Apisai Botevou (father), Timoci Wainiqolo, Veveli Raikube and Joana Botevou (mother) at Swami Vivekananda College in Nadi on April 30, 2019. Photo: Mereleki Nai

Veveli Raikube is hope­ful that his achievement will encourage his peers at Nakorokula Village, Nadroga to secure a brighter future even though they may be school drop­outs.

Raikube, 17, is a graduate of the Nadroga Navosa Technical College and has received a Certificate in Carpentry Level Two during grad­uation at Swami Vivekananda Col­lege at Malolo in Nadi on Tuesday.

He acknowledged the people who have provided a way for him to achieve his dreams.

“I thank my parents for encourag­ing me, even though I quit school at Year 10. I always love doing car­pentry work and I used to help out in building houses around the vil­lage,” Raikube said.

The teenager always dreamed of having his own carpentry business and he knows that this Technical College has provided the opportu­nity to achieve that dream.

He has other friends in the village who have lost interest in school and were early school leavers.

“I hope that my achievement can encourage them that being a school dropout is not the end of trying to succeed in life,” Raikube said.

“I want to thank the Government for providing opportunities for young people. The technical col­lege has given me another chance to prove that I can achieve some­thing in life.”

His mother, Joana Botevou, was glad that his youngest son had tak­en positive steps to earn a brighter future.

“The family is glad that my youngest and only son is taking steps forward to a brighter future. It is a great achievement for him as he follows his dreams,” she said.

Edited by Percy Kean

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