Mother proud of daughter’s success

Certificate II in Cookery graduates Anjali Mani (left) with Saran Deep Kaur and her mum Roshni Devi after the graduation ceremony of Technical College of Fiji – Western Division in Nadi. Picture: SHAYAL DEVI

FOR Roshni Devi, life has not been without its obstacles.

As farmers living in Naidiri, Sigatoka, she and her husband made numerous sacrifices to ensure their daughter, Saran Deep Kaur, was educated.

Yesterday, the 44-year-old watched with tears as her 20-year-old daughter walked away with a Certificate in Cookery during the Technical College of Fiji West graduation.

Ms Devi said it was a proud moment to witness.

“This was something I wanted for my daughter and I’m happy to see it happen,” she said.

“We come from a place where the roads are bad, we don’t have piped water and we have solar power only, so this is a good achievement for our family.”

Ms Kaur said she was proud of her achievements and dedicated her success to her parents.

Minister for Education Rosy Akbar said 3686 students had graduated from technical colleges around the country since 2016.

“This year, another 1484 students have completed various programs.

“The most popular program among the campuses is National Certificate II in Cookery and Certificate II in Baking and Patisserie. The demand for specific technical skills speaks for itself and prepares us to where we are headed in terms of new job creation.”

A total of 437 students graduated yesterday.

Ms Akbar said out of this number, 53 per cent had already secured employment after their work placements.

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