Ed­u­ca­tion Lim­it­less, Says Proud Sin­gle Mum

Le­dua ded­i­cates suc­cess to only daugh­ter.

Fiji Sun - - Nation - PAULINI RATULAILAI Feed­back: paulini.ratulailai@fi­jisun.com.fj Edited by Naisa Koroi

Tears flowed freely for sin­gle mother, Me­nani Le­dua, as she re­ceived her cer­tifi­cate on Fri­day dur­ing a grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony at the Novo­tel in Nadi. Ms Le­dua, who hails from Keteira, Moala, in Lau was among the 123 Fiji sug­ar­cane in­dus­try work­ers who at­tained Aus­tralian-Pa­cific Tech­ni­cal Col­lege cer­tifi­cates af­ter suc­cess­fully com­plet­ing cour­ses un­der the Euro­pean Union (EU) funded Train­ing Sup­port to the Fiji Sug­ar­cane In­dus­try Project. Ms Le­dua works for the sugar tri­bunal as a per­sonal as­sis­tant and has spent more than 20 years in the sugar in­dus­try. She grad­u­ated with a Cer­tifi­cate IV in project man­age­ment prac­tice and front­line man­age­ment. “It’s a big achieve­ment for me to bal­ance work and as a mother rais­ing a daugh­ter sin­gle-hand­edly was tough, but an en­joy­able ex­pe­ri­ence and very emo­tional for me,” she said. “Noth­ing is im­pos­si­ble not even your age be­cause ed­u­ca­tion has no lim­its.” She ded­i­cated her achieve­ment to her only daugh­ter, Fane Le­dua, a Year Nine stu­dent at Jasper Wil­liams High School. Sere Na­musu, 44, of Muana Vil­lage, Nakelo, in Tailevu said she had sacri­fice her fam­ily time to study. She is mar­ried and has two boys. “I would like to thank God for giv­ing me the strength and the knowl­edge be­cause it has been a long time than I came to do a course like this with a lot of as­sign­ments in­volve,” she said. “I feel proud and I have achieved some­thing great. “I thank my em­ployer and my fam­ily for the much needed sup­port and what I have gained through this course has helped me in my work.” Ms Na­musu works as an in­dus­trial nurse at FSC in Lautoka and has over 14 years of work ex­pe­ri­ence. She grad­u­ated with a Cer­tifi­cate IV in project man­age­ment prac­tice.

Photo: Paulini Ratulailai

Sin­gle mum Me­nani Le­dua with daugh­ter Fane Le­dua af­ter the APTC grad­u­a­tion at Novo­tel in Nadi yes­ter­day.

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