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'Live by example'

Atasa Moceituba
Saturday, August 09, 2014

ILIESA Naqura Jordan Waqavonovono's definition of humility comes from within; it's not about parading the good things people do aloud, but it is about silently appreciating the good things that people have within their own selves.

The 22-year-old from Rotuma was brought up and spent most of his childhood years in Kadavu.

He believes that having the right mind-set and learning from mistakes can help a person achieve his life goals.

"I believe life is about making choices,good and bad and in these choices we determine the way in which we wish to live our lives," Mr Waqavonovono said.

"I see life as an adventure it's about meeting new people, experiencing new cultures and taking chances."

In this year's Vodafone Fiji Hibiscus Festival Mr Waqavonovono will advocate on the issue of climate change and how it affects human lives.

"Our children are the silent victims to climate change I hope to educate our children on climate change, how it will affect them in the future and what they can do now.

"A king should not only lead, but live by example.

"I am driven and determined to advocate for issues that affects our people and our communities. I want to be judged not by the words that I utter but by the actions that I take."

Mr Waqavonovono is sponsored by Carpenters Motors in this year's festival.

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