Editorial

They Stand Tall Among Their Peers For Their Selfless Act Of Love And Compassion

Year 10 students David Kolibasoga and Sairusi Ravudi deserve the accolades for their rare act of love and compassion.
30 Sep 2020 11:44
They Stand Tall Among Their Peers For Their Selfless Act Of Love And Compassion
David Kolibasoga and Sairusi Ravudi.

They are still talking about them in New Zealand – the two Fijian students of Rotorua High School who helped a woman in trouble on the streets of the city renowned for its geothermal pools and tourist attraction.

Year 10 students David Kolibasoga and Sairusi Ravudi deserve the accolades for their rare act of love and compassion.

How many times do we come across similar incidents, but we walk right past thinking they are not our responsibilities – they are someone else’s responsibilities.

David’s and Sairusi’s action has highlighted that we will not know that people need help until we ask them. They saw this woman looking disoriented and offered to help her.

They may be young but they showed maturity, integrity and wisdom in alerting the Police and handing over the sum of money the woman gave them.

It’s clear that they were doing what they were taught at home. Their parents, guardians or caregivers should be congratulated also for the way they raised the boys.

It may be second to nature to the students, as one of the parents said. But honesty is a major challenge in our society. It’s encouraging to note that young people are showing us the way.

Not long ago two students of Suva Muslim College were hailed heroes when they found a wallet containing money and returned it to the owner through the Police.

They later became poster boys for the campaign against dishonesty offences. This campaign was spearheaded by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC).

In Rotorua, David and Sairusi stand tall among their peers. They have become folk heroes and an inspiration to young and old alike. ‘

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