Four secondary school students from Fiji and Tuvalu will be travelling to the United States of America to be part of a Space Camp Program.
Steven Gauna, Viliame Tawake, Lica Epu and Hayli Lucas took part in an essay competition in the last two years that was run by the US Embassy in Fiji and open to Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga and Tuvalu.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the four were unable to travel at the time, however they will be heading to Hunstville, Alabama this Saturday.
For 17 year old Viliame Tawake who is a student at Queen Victoria School, this will be his first time on a plane and first trip abroad.
Marist Brother’s High School Student, Steven Gauna says he submitted his essay two days before the deadline but is grateful to have been selected for this trip.
Lica Epu who is from Tuvalu says she is grateful for the opportunity to lean and also represent her family and country on this trip.
Suva Christian Community High School Student, Hayli Lucas is encouraging students across the country not to be intimidated and to grab any opportunity that they come across.
The four students will be in the U.S for a week and will also be taken through training techniques using equipment adapted from NASA’s astronaut program.
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