Fiji Sun : 2020-07-17

100 COURTS ANNIVERSAR­Y : 58 : B10

100 COURTS ANNIVERSAR­Y

B10 FIJI SUN | FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2020 | FIJISUN.COM.FJ | PAGE Sikoa’s talents bring him luck WATI TALEBULA NAUSORI T hank you Courts for giving me a chance 25 years ago and that was all I needed. These were the words of Anare Sikoa a porter and a sign writer at Courts Fiji. Courts has helped Anare Sikoa look after his family that is why he is forever grateful working with the company. The 51-year-old has been employed for Courts since 1995. Mr Sikoa left Navakawau Village, Taveuni in 1992 in search for a better life. “I came to Suva hoping to get a job and do better in life. I was lucky I had a talent in drawing so signwritin­g came naturally. My first job in 1995 was a sign writer at Samabula Courts,” Mr Sikoa said. “I didn’t know if anyone would employ me since I only completed Class Seven (Year 7),” he said. “My talent got me to where I am today. “The journey wasn’t an easy one but I am glad that at Courts is a big caring family where we look out for each other. “As a staff for Courts, I was able to send my children to school and look after their needs and wants. “When I started in Courts, I was based in Courts Samabula and travelled around Fiji for work purposes.” The father of five said sign writing before was different from today. “Before everything was done through freehand which means we have to be careful not to make mistakes but now everything is computeris­ed and easier,” Mr Sikoa said. “I love my work and I go to work every day like the first day I entered Courts - ready to work and learn at the same time. “Now, two of my children are working and three are still in school. Courts gave me a chance to better my life and when I was given the opportunit­y I grabbed it and never let go.” Feedback: wati.talebula@fijisun.com.fj More Than an Employer WATI TALEBULA NAUSORI

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