THERE are no handouts in life and the only way people can truly benefit and get something out of life is through hard work and sacrifice.
Those are the sentiments of Manasa Tukana, 23, a web developer and designer.
He hopes to become an international serial technology entrepreneur to help solve common problems people face by using his ideas and knowledge.
Sponsored by Suva Electric Ltd, Mr Tukana describes himself as passionate, hardworking, determined and a young man who loves to show genuine love and a caring spirit to others.
He is originally from Vanuavatu, Lau, with maternal links to Lakeba and is the second youngest of four siblings.
In this year's Vodafone Fiji Hibiscus Festival Mr Tukana will advocate on the topic cancer after a request from his mother.
"Speaking from a guy's perspective I believe that it's going to be an interesting topic and I'm ready to deliver and give my best shot to try to get this message across.
"The sad thing is the very people that we love and cherish the most are the very ones who are diagnosed with this disease so I hope to advocate on the importance of looking after our health and elaborate more on my platform."
He said this was an opportunity for him to inspire and motivate the youths of Fiji and the Pacific, adding that big dreams became a reality through hard work and sacrifice.
"I believe in inspiring the nation to move forward together through highlighting our weaknesses and suggesting solutions to improving not only our individual lives but as a nation," he said.