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Shy Shay Spreads Hope At Lautoka Roundabout

On Monday, he stood with his placards displaying the words: ‘You’re Doing Your Best. Have a Great Week’.
11 Mar 2021 11:00
Shy Shay Spreads Hope At Lautoka Roundabout
Shay Sabran Shahafi standing at the roundabout entry into Lautoka city on March 10, 2021. Photo: Nicolette Chambers

If you live in Lautoka and travel into the city area regularly you will see a young man holding up placards with a motivational quote written on it.

That young man is 20-year-old, Shay Sabran Shahafi.

His unique idea to stand alone at the roundabout that directs traffic into the city area, the Lautoka Hospital, towards Ba and Nadi came about on Monday morning.

Shay, a former Central College student, is a Certified Digital Marketer.

He said he was inspired by America’s motivational speaker and coach Tony Robbins.

On Monday, he stood with his placards displaying the words: ‘You’re Doing Your Best. Have a Great Week’.

On Tuesday he wrote: ‘Better Days ahead, Keep Breathing. Have a Great Day’.

Yesterday, his motivational message was ‘You matter. Have a Great Day’.

Mr Shahafi can be seen during the morning peak rush between 7.30am and 9am.

Shay Sabran Shahafi. Photo: Nicolette Chambers

Shay Sabran Shahafi. Photo: Nicolette Chambers

“The idea to start holing my placards at one of the busiest places in Lautoka was a spontaneous idea,” he said.

“I thought maybe I should just do this because I am normally a shy person and it was difficult for me at first.

“When I stood at the roundabout, people waved at me and that pushed to carry on. Once your positive thoughts take over your negative thoughts, you will change your life.”

He aspires to work with the Ministry of Youth and Sports to empower youths in the different communities.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

Feedback: nicolette.chambers@fijisun.com.fj



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