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Naleba College Student First in the North to Receive ePassport

Sanyogita Sanjani, a Year Nine student of Naleba College is one of the first two in Vanua Levu to receive their ePassports.
28 Sep 2019 15:43
Naleba College Student First in the North to Receive ePassport
Sitting from left: Sanyogita Sanjani, Shobna Kumar (teacher) and Poseci Baleikasavu (back) at the Naleba College compound after the farewell programme on September 27, 2019. Photo: Laisa Lui

Sanyogita Sanjani, a Year Nine student of Naleba College is one of the first two in Vanua Levu to receive their ePassports.

This was confirmed by the North’s Senior Immigration Officer Devina Nair.

Ms Nair said in their North office, Ms Sanjani was the first one to get her biometrics done and so far, they had dispatched two ePassports.

“When I was told that I was the first one to get my biometrics done, I was happy because to me this would make history,” she said.

Ms Sanjani will be travelling to Japan using this ePassport along with her schoolmate, Poseci Baleikasavu.

This is an eight-day trip under the Health Promoting Schools (HPS)Programme.

The programme engages health and education officials, teachers, students, parents, health providers and community leaders in efforts to make the school a healthy place. This in coordination with the World Health Organisation.

Ms Sanjani said she was excited to be given the opportunity and to be the first in Vanua Levu to receive her ePassport. She was looking forward to her first international trip.

“I will learn about the people of Japan and their healthy living lifestyle and I will advocate more on it once I return.”

Mr Baleikasavu said that it was an opportunity that he would remember for the rest of his life.

“I am excited and lucky to have been chosen to represent Fiji in Japan, to study and observe the healthy diets of the people in the land of rising sun,” the Year 10 student said.

“I thank the teachers for selecting me through my hard work and contribution for the physical and health activities.”

The duo would be accompanied by teacher, Shobna Kumar, and a parent, Iliesa Vakaruru.

The team are expected be leave for Japan on October 2.

This is the first time the school had won a trip to represent the country since its establishment in 1972.

School principal Sainul Ali said the school was proud to be represented and to present the entire nation of Fiji as well.

“They have been chosen because they have contributed `actively towards HPS activities towards the school,” she said.

“I have all faith and confidence in them. They are going to do wonders in Japan and bring back a lot of successful stories.”

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