2018 Stories

Wiremen Lata’s electrifying life journey
Growing up in Navau, a small rural farming and fishing community located along the Kings Highway between Lautoka and Ba, young Roshni Lata did not think that she will grow up to become an electrician and then open up her own electrical retail and contracting company. Life for the soft spoken, friendly Roshni Lata has not been easy but she did not let these obstacles deter her from growing and achieving her goals. Lata was born in Tavua and while she was a small girl her family had ...Read More
Living the Physio Life
Their passion for sports and assisting people with sporting injuries rehabilitate provided a perfected platform for the husband and wife team Apao and Letitia Erasito to start a successful physiotherapy clinic in Suva. Growing up the duo admit starting up a business was far from their minds, but it was something that they keenly explored after graduating from the Fiji National University’s College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences with Bachelors in Physiotherapy in 2012. A...Read More
Heading UNAIDS for Fiji and the Pacific
It was a dream come true for Renata Ram when she was appointed the Country Director Fiji and the Pacific for UNAIDS in 2017. Ram had wanted to work for the UN ever since she was a child. Youngest of three girls in her family, growing up she knew she wanted to pursue a career in the health sector; however was not sure what exactly she wanted to do. “I wanted to do something in the health sector but, I did not want to be a doctor or a nurse”, Ram said. After high school, she enrolled in ...Read More
Growing up she had always wanted to be a dentist but destiny had other plans for the soft spoken Vasenai Kereni. Vasenai now stands infront of 30-odd students in a lecture room daily taking Mechanical Engineering classes at FNU’s Derrick campus in Samabula. After finishing Year 12 at Ratu Latianara Secondary School, she enrolled at Fiji Institute of Technology (FIT), now FNU’s College of Engineering, Science and Technology (CEST) to complete foundation science. At this point sh...Read More