24th July

Life: Certainly not a bed of roses

If there is anyone who knows a life of struggle and how success is only achieved through determination, it would have to be Alesia Ranadi Batigai. The Sawani villager has overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges for...

23rd July

Kumar, a problem solver – ‘Reimaging the possible’

HARRSHAL Kumar has never let his colourful academic journey get in the way of enjoying life in general. As a young, successful careered Fijian, he believes it is always important to balance life by having a passion that drives an individual to learn and, while simultaneously, exploring the other beautiful aspects of life that cannot be found only in books. The Lautoka...

22nd July

Work the land – Reap the rewards of hardwork

Even at 73 years of age, veteran cane grower Tara Singh can be seen out at his farm. Mr Singh has been involved in sugarcane farming since his teenage days and has reaped many benefits over the years, all through cane farming. “My dad came from India when he was 17 years of age, and he always encouraged me to work the land...

21st July

Marica thinks positive – Converting challenges into opportunities

From when she was a little girl, Marica Lakolako had dreams of one day travelling in an airplane to an overseas country and experiencing  what life was like outside of Fiji. When circumstances made the dream a bit difficult to become reality, she did  not let it discourage her. Ms Lakolako put her efforts into striving for success by learning as...

20th July

Josefa reaps the benefits of hardwork

Josefa Ceinaturaga’s story should inspire any young person who is searching for a career choice for the future. Today, he owns and operates his own carpentry and construction business, but how he got there is a tale of determination and commitment. The Mokani, Tailevu, native attended Form 1 to Form 5 at Central Fijian Secondary...