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Struggling mother prioritises children's school needs

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

EDUCATION was always a struggle for Lusia Sivo.

It has been that way ever since her husband passed on 17 years ago.

But her love for her children never deterred her will to prioritise their educational needs because she believed she would be the only one benefiting from all the sacrifices.

Mrs Sivo was among other parents at the Suva Bus Stand yesterday waiting to board the bus back to Levuka with her daughter Ana Makarina who enrols at St John's College in Cawaci today.

"My eldest daughter is now working while the second eldest is a student at the Fiji National University and the third will join secondary studies this year," Mrs Sivo said.

"Although I had to struggle alone all these years, I always made sure my kids received the best education because it would help them in the future.

"We made an effort to sacrifice for their education first because it would be the only key to my children's success in the future."

School bus fares are not a worry for Mrs Sivo because their village, Vatukalo in the Old Capital, is just metres away from SJC.

She now looks forward to yet another school year with her daughter Makarina.

Another Levuka mother Eni Masirewa said that while she had to spend about $1000 for her children's school needs, she was content because it was for their benefit.

Her daughter Litiana Faith attends Levuka Public School and will enroll in Form Four today.

She has four children all attending school and she works with her husband at the PAFCO factory in Levuka.








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