Recipients Of The 2019 Teritary Education Grants From The Vatu-I-Ra Conservation Park Trust Fund.
Inikasio Nadavelevu – Bachelor of Law
Inikasio is 22 years old and is from Nasau village. He is a four- year law student at the University of the South Pacific, Laucala Campus. He hopes to contribute for a better Fiji with less corruption and one that supports development for the betterment of future generations. Additionally, he wants to become a role model for the younger generation in the village to
reflect the importance of having education.
Manueli Niudamu – Bachelor of Arts
Manueli is 21 years old and is from Nasau village. He is a second- year student studying a Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources Management at the University of Fiji, Lautoka Campus. After he completes the bridging course for the degree program, he hopes to find a better job to provide a comfortable living to his family. He grew up in a struggling family, so he sees this as an opportunity “ to change my life to a better one”.
Tinanivalu Samaema – Bachelor of Tourism Hospitality Management
Tinanivalu is 19 years old and is from Nasau village. She is a first- year student at University of South Pacific, doing a Bachelor in Tourism Hospitality Management Studies. She is wants to broaden her knowledge in Fiji’s tourism industry to become a specialist in the field. After she finishes this course, she hopes to get a job in the industry since it forms part of the backbone of Fiji’s economy.
Nesi Senidovu Loko- Bachelor of Education (Geography &
Nesi is 19 years old and is from Nayavutoka village. She is a first- year student at Fiji National University, Lautoka Campus. Her career goal is to be a secondary school educator with excellent teaching skills. She hopes that with her contribution in education young students learn and understand the adequate way to reach their goals in life.
Karalaini Naiyasa – Bachelor of Education (Home Economics)
Karalain is 22 years old is from Mataso village. She is a first-year student at Fiji National University at Lautoka Campus. She wants to be a school teacher, after completing her program.
Adi Tubuna Kalokalodrau – Bachelor of Nursing
Adi Tubuna is 20 years old and is from Mataso village. She is currently studying at the Sangam Institute of Technology in the Labasa Campus. She chose this field of study because she wants to fulfil her dream of helping people in her community and she also wants to support her family.
Ana Vua Nalawanivonu – Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Ana is 20 years old and comes from Narikoso village. She is a first- year student at The University of Fiji at Lautoka Campus. She always dreamt about becoming a medical practitioner, and she also believes that undertaking this program is a pride for her family and the village community given that any member has ever been able to get the opportunity to get into medical school. She believes that with this she is influencing the youngster in the village and making them change the utopian idea of having access to tertiary education into a reality of life. At the end of the course she is hoping to serve Fiji as a medical practitioner.
Makelesi Loganimasi – Bachelor of Education (English and iTaukei)
Makelesi is 20 years old and is from Mataso village. She is a second-year student at Fiji National University, Lautoka Campus. Makelesi wants to be a school teacher. Sadly, none of her family members have ever been part of this program. She believes that once she graduates she will be able to financially support her family.
Mesulame Namua Nalawanivonu – Bachelor of Commerce
Meaulame is 20 years old and is from Narikoso Village. He is a first-year student at the University of South Pacific, Laucala Campus. He is undertaking a bachelor in Banking and he mentioned that no one in his family has ever taken up this course. Meaulame’s dream is to become a bank officer since he was a child and he wishes to support his family in the near future.
Miriama Namua – Bachelor of Art (Sociology)
Miriama is 22 years old and is a second-year student at the University of South Pacific, Laucala Campus. She mentioned that she loves studying land management “to see what happens around our us and our environment”. In the future, she wants to support her family.
Elenoa Sevakasiga – Bachelor of Education (Secondary) English & iTaukei
Elenoa is 18 years old and is from Mataso Village. She will be pursuing a Bachelor in Education to become a secondary school teacher. As a consequence of this, she hopes to get a good job opportunity to provide financial support to the family and secure a better future.
IIisapeci Adi Tukana Nailitiwai – Bachelor of Arts (Economic
Ilisapeci is 20 years old and is from Soa Village. She is a second-
year student at the Fiji National University, Nasiun Campus. As a
consequence of growing up in a hardship environment she thinks
economy plays a vital role in the country which impacts people ‘s
life in many different ways. These include physical, social, and
cultural needs in this modern era. Thus, she is seeking to secure
better job opportunities in the future.
Sera Annie Milo Kavoa – Bachelor of Education (English and
Sera is 21 years old and is from Tobu Village. She is currently doing the first year of Bachelor of Education at the Fiji National University, Lautoka Campus. Since she was a child she dreamt about becoming a school teacher. She is very passionate about education.
Apenisa Sesebualala – Trade Diploma (Hospitality & Hotel Management)
Apenisa is 18 years old and is from Nasau Village. He aims to complete a trade Diploma at the Fiji National University, Lautoka campus. Apenisa is very interested in cooking as he got inspired seeing his mother preparing the meal for the family throughout his life. He wants to have the skills and talent to become a chef in the future so then he would financially support his parents.
Asenaca Nakini – Foundation
Assenaca is 18 years old and is a first-year student at the University of the South Pacific, Laucala Campus. She is undertaking a bridging course before commencing bachelor’s in science. She is seeking a career in oral health, to become a Nurse and support her family back home.
Josua Dauba Namecake – Certificate IV Graphic Arts
Josua is from Tobu Village and is 19 years old. He is a first-year student at the Fiji National University. He plans to also undertake a Diploma program. Once he completes this, he hopes he will have better job opportunities so he can financially help the family.
Adi Kelera Taraivosa Namua – Trade Diploma in Office Administration
Adi Kalera is 20 years old and is from Mataso Village. She is a second-year student at the Fiji National University. She hopes to find a job opportunity and then she wants to undertake a bachelor’s degree to develop her career.
Ovini Navatayali Salatovou – Bachelor of Arts (Management & iTaukei study)
Ovini is 23 years old and is from Narikoso Village. He is a second- year student at the University of Fiji, Lautoka Campus doing a Bachelor of Arts in iTaukei language and Management. He chose this program to gain a deeper knowledge of the i-Taukei culture and be able to share it with the communities