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Loss Of Father Drives Lavenia To Get Better In Life

“My father passed away on Christmas day in 2018. Losing my father so suddenly was something I never expected because there were a lot of things I wanted to achieve and I wanted him to witness them all,” the aspiring lecturer said.
04 Mar 2021 13:20
Loss Of Father Drives Lavenia To Get Better In Life
Front from left: Assemblies of God head girl Lavenia Dikeleiwai, deputy head girl Ledua Soquturaga. Back from left: Head boy Emmanuel Vasuturaga and deputy head boy Samu Batikalau after the school prefects induction on March 3, 2021. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Losing a parent at a young age is something a child should never go through.

Despite the loss of her father at an early age, it challenged Assemblies of God High School head girl Lavenia Dikeleiwai to get better everyday.

The 17-year-old was emotional as she spoke about her father.

Lavenia hails from Tuatua Village in Koro, Lomaiviti, with maternal links to Lovonivonu Village in Taveuni.

“My father passed away on Christmas day in 2018. Losing my father so suddenly was something I never expected because there were a lot of things I wanted to achieve and I wanted him to witness them all,” the aspiring lecturer said.

“How I wished my father was alive today and see me become the head girl this year. Losing my father has motivated me to achieve more and strive to fulfil everything I had promised my father when he was alive.”

Lavenia was not expecting to be chosen as head girl, however she remains grateful to the teachers for believing in her.

“I am thankful to a lot of people who have moulded me to become who I am today. Especially my aunt whom I am living with, my teachers and students for their encouragement and motivation,” she said.

Head boy Emmanuel Vasuturaga is not the first in the family to hold such a position.

“My mother was the head girl of the school during her high school days and I am proud that I have achieved the position also,” Emmanuel said.

“I was not expecting to be chosen the head boy, but I am grateful to the teachers for their never-ending support. I believe I have the leadership skill to make sure that discipline remains in the school throughout the year.”

The deputies are Ledua Soqoturaga and Samu Batikalou.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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