Grace's aspiration certainly refreshing

Rajnesh Ishwar Lingam, Nadawa, Nasinu | Friday, January 5, 2018
THE colourful picture of 11-year-old Grace Talei Cava of Naila Village in Tailevu selling fresh coconuts (bu) with her grandparents brought smiles all around and certainly made my day.
Grace Talei Cava, 11, of Naila in Tailevu, sells fresh coconuts and other produce with her grandparents at the Suva market. Picture: ELIKI NUKUTABU
Grace Talei Cava, 11, of Naila in Tailevu, sells fresh coconuts and other produce with her grandparents at the Suva market. Picture: ELIKI NUKUTABU

This news was something that refreshed the day, away from the ATS saga that has been making The Fiji Times headlines.

Seeing the passion and determination in this little girl and braving odds to help her grandparents with the sales and then her aspiration to become a teacher would have brought hope to many school children as they prepare for back to school.

I know many parents out there are digging in their pockets to meet their children's school needs while meeting the basic household needs and paying bills and payments.

Finally, my best wishes to Grace and the other children doing similar trade, who may not be as lucky as the many other children whose rich parents fulfil their wishes and to Aseri Cava (Grace's father) thank you so much for the assurance that you'll support her achieve her dreams of becoming a teacher!

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