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Memories of a life of struggle

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Saturday, April 05, 2014

LIFE for Emitai Nasau has been a struggle since his parents' death.

He lost his father at the age of two, and he, and his three siblings, were brought up by a single mother until her passing last year.

Recollections of his family's life struggles, its good and bad times, were all he could look back at as he stood with his comrades as new recruits of the Fiji Corrections Service.

Mr Nasau was accompanied by his supportive cousins Josaia and Timaima Tuvuki, who have looked out for Mr Nasau since the passing of his mother.

In September last year, Mr Nasau graduated from the University of the South Pacific with a degree in Population Studies and Geography.

"Emitai could only wish both his parents were alive to witness his achievements today," Mr Tuvuki said.

"He's the youngest of four children, his father died at a very young age and he was only a little boy then so his mum brought them up.

"His achievement today is a blessing in disguise because he has been looking forward to it for a very long time."

Mr Tuvuki said it was a very emotional occasion seeing him graduate without his parents.





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