WITH only a year left to attain her Diploma in Primary Education, a Nagado villager's dream to become a teacher has been shattered by Tropical Cyclone Evan.
Kelenoa Dakuwaqa said although it was a bitter pill to swallow, she had accepted her fate. With their plantations destroyed, her parents simply cannot afford to send her to school.
"This is a big blow to my family. I have no option but to help my parents rebuild our lives."
Miss Dakuwaqa's mother Anaseini Ranadi said she wanted her daughter to complete her education and help the family.
"She needs more than $3000 to complete her education," Mrs Ranadi said. "It is sad to see my daughter's dream of becoming a teacher shattered by the cyclone especially since she has only this year to complete her course."