Former Rakiraki Public High School student, Shalvindra Prasad who had lost all hope after failing his Fiji Year 12 Certificate Examination English exam paper in 2020 is proudly pursuing his dream in Diploma in Culinary Arts.
Prasad says he thought there was no other way forward, because he had failed his main exam paper and disappointed his parents.
However, his father a retired mechanic refused to let his son give up and tried to help get him back on track to continue the journey towards achieving his dream.
He says as he entered Year 13 with disappointment, he realised that he had to make a change which made him work hard and make his parents proud by completing his Year 13 on a high note.
The 21-year-old is a final-year student at the College of Business Hospitality and Tourism Studies at FNU Namaka Campus in Nadi.
Prasad says his love for food and the joy it brings to others motivates him every day and that is why he is determined to refine his skills, learn from experienced chefs and carve his path in the culinary industry.
He says even criticisms were not going to stop him from moving forward.
Prasad plans to further his studies in attaining a Bachelor of Hospitality and Hotel Management.
He also advises young people to follow their passion, work hard, embrace the joy of pursuing their dreams, and always remember the love and sacrifice of their parents, for they are the pillars of their foundation and the unwavering support that guides them towards a bright future.
Meanwhile, the FNU 2023 Open Day will be held at the Naduna Campus from the 5th to 6th October, Nasinu Campus from 6th to 7th October and Natabua and Namaka Campus from 6th October.
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