A Teacher for Life
Growing up on a small farm in Siberia, Labasa, Vishnu Deo Sharma faced a lot of challenges as a youngster in a rural area with very little facilities.  However, going to school was something he looked forward to.  Books, desks, classroom and playgrounds were comforting.  He decided quite early on in life that he was going to become a teacher and contribute to the education sector of the country.    Today, Sharma is the Principal of Baulevu High School, a position he was promoted to i...Read More
The Exemplary Entrepreneur
Using traditional means to create modern artifacts and jewellery is not only something unique but one that takes a lot of time and patience to perfect. The outcome on the other hand provides customers something extraordinary to marvel at and appreciate. Such is the story of Taito Lawakele who owns and operates Vanua Clay (Fiji) a contemporary business which is gradually making waves in the local business community. As the name suggests, Lawakele creates souvenirs and jewellery from...Read More
Mallam’s Journey to Becoming a Wireman
Jason Mallam and his colleges are often seen strapped to the Energy Fiji Limited (EFL) poles, repairing cables and miraculously restoring electricity supply. Mallam is an Installation & Maintenance electrician “A” but becoming an Electrician wasn’t Mallam’s initial choice. Like many youngsters, FNU alumnus, Jason Mallam had a dream to be a pilot. The unfortunate reality was that becoming one required a lot of money so he couldn’t afford it. From then on, he grabbed every oppo...Read More
Food and Nutrition Advocate
Growing up in the shadows of health and agriculture professionals, the present Manager Food and Nutrition Security of Fiji’s National Food and Nutrition Centre (NFNC), Ms Ateca Kama, was raised to be health conscious. She had decided very early in her life that she wanted to be a nutritionist. “While growing up, home was a haven for talanoa around human and animal health matters. So the desire to contribute to overall health outcomes be it in human health or animal health, was nurture...Read More
Contributing to Border Security
Hailing from a rural settlement of Lomawai in Sigatoka, Shinal Sharma never thought she would grow up to be a Customs personnel overseeing the importation needs for 15 companies in a male dominated field. The soft spoken the 23-year-old is a proud FNU alumnus and one of the three female Customs Clerks employed by Carpenters Shipping Fiji Limited. She currently resides in Suva with her family where they had moved in 2000. Sharma, the youngest of three siblings attended Samabula Prim...Read More