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Achievement a milestone for primary schoolteacher

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Saturday, April 12, 2014

ASHITA Ashwini Chand believes she has broken a huge barrier by becoming the first Fijian woman of Indian descent to graduate with a Diploma in teaching iTaukei language, literature and culture from the University of Fiji.

And the achievement, she believes, will take her to an outer island school, a place she always dreams of teaching in.

The primary schoolteacher who describes herself as a "kai Vunaniu, Serua" was one of the proudest among the 200 plus graduates who attained certificates, diplomas and degrees at yesterday's graduation ceremony.

"Ever since I started attending Ratu Latianara Secondary School I have set myself a goal that I will one day become an iTaukei vernacular teacher because I have been brought up mainly around iTaukei families," Mrs Chand said.

"It was a struggle but I managed to complete this course successfully with the assistance of my family, my classmates and of course my lecturers."

She also shared her stories of struggle and how as a couple, she and her husband, made sacrifices.


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