TELS stu­dent tells how Fi­jiFirst solved strug­gles

Fiji Sun - - Vote 2018 - NICOLETE CHAM­BERS Edited by Epineri Vula ni­co­lette.cham­bers@fi­jisun.com.fj

For Rayveen Anand, find­ing funds to pay for her ter­tiary ed­u­ca­tion and try­ing to gather the ba­sic needs for her fam­ily was not an easy task. How­ever, she was able to at­tend the Fiji Na­tional Univer­sity by be­ing un­der the Ter­tiary Ed­u­ca­tion Loans Scheme (TELS) and af­ter Govern­ment heard her fam­ily’s cry of be­ing with­out wa­ter and elec­tric­ity for a few months.

The FNU stu­dent is study­ing for a Bach­e­lor of Ed­u­ca­tion ma­jor­ing in maths and com­puter science and was at the Fi­jiFirst rally at Churchill Park, Lautoka, yes­ter­day.

“I have been on the TELS scheme for the past two years. This is my third year be­ing on the scheme and I would like to thank the Fi­jiFirst Govern­ment for help­ing me out and pay­ing my fees,” she said.

“One time we did not have wa­ter sup­ply and elec­tric­ity. Now they have pro­vided us with the so­lar sys­tem, so my fam­ily is liv­ing with light at the mo­ment be­cause of this Fi­jiFirst Govern­ment.”

Photo: Ni­co­lette Cham­bers

Rayveen Nand (left) with her friend, Reshma Devi.

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