Learning and growing from life challenges
Self-belief and hard work are two virtues that 42-year-old Kashif Nasibdar holds dear to his heart and applies religiously in his daily life. Nasibdar is no stranger to the Fiji National University (FNU) having spent a fair bit of his life here as a working student. He is very proud to be a top achiever having being awarded a Gold Medal after graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Accounting & Finance in 2013. This programme is now available as part of the National ...Read More
Being the beacon of hope
Registered Nurse Rashni Ranjani Lal is a familiar figure at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital (CWMH) Oncology Department. She is the beacon of hope for cancer patients who walk through the Department’s door.  The humble Oncology Nurse says that every day is demanding but a challenge worth taking. “My work is very challenging, but it allows me to meet new people, see new things and of course learn new things. As a result, I enjoy my work a lot,” says Staff Nurse Lal. Tertiar...Read More
Fiji’s only female Emergency Specialist
There is nothing such as an ordinary day in Dr Shivani Reddy’s calendar – each day comes with its unique opportunities and challenges for the country’s only female Emergency Specialist.  Dr Reddy is a medical officer in the Emergency Department (ED) at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital (CWMH) who also mentors young aspiring medical students.  “I generally provide a consultant cover on the floor.  I work as a Clinical Consultant but I do some administrative work as well ...Read More
Dr. Tukana leads the fight for a healthier nation
He can be best described as Fiji’s Health Warrior given the passion, dedication and commitment with which Doctor Isimeli Tukana conducts his work as a health professional and the National Adviser Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) at the Ministry of Health and Medical Services. Dr Tukana is a realist and does not beat around the bush, especially when it comes to the topic of health and specifically NCDs, something which he holds very dear to his heart. His passion for a healthy and p...Read More
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