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High School Dropout Graduates

She completed her eight weeks sewing course despite dropping out of Dudley High School in Year 11 because of family problems.
06 Mar 2020 15:10
High School Dropout Graduates
Back from left: Vika Wainibu (mother), Vasemaca Adiyalira, Vasemaca Nasilivata (aunty). Front from left: Unise Rokovunise and Mairini Rokovunise. Photo: Shreeya Verma

When opportunity knocks on your door, grab it, says Vasemaca Adiyalira.

The 20-year-old was one of the 43, who graduated from the Makoi Women’s Vocational Training Centre, yesterday.

She completed her eight weeks sewing course despite dropping out of Dudley High School in Year 11 because of family problems.

“I thought that it was the end of my learning,” Ms Adiyalira said.

“I am grateful to my parents for giving me one more opportunity to study at this vocational centre.”

Ms Adiyalira did not regret dropping out of school because she was graduated with a new skill.

She said joining the training centre made her forget her problems.

“I want to continue studying here and this time I will go for cooking.”

Mother Vika Wainibu was emotional after seeing her daughter graduate.

“Her father is a retired army officer and [Ms Adiyalira] always looked up to him. Her father and I prayed for this happy day,” she said.

Mrs Wainibu said her daughter had gone through a lot in life, but that did not deter her from doing her best.

Edited by Ivamere Nataro

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