The Fiji TimesA tea boy’s ambition


Coaxed by ambition and pushed by perseverance, Nagesh Reddy treats each job as stepping stones for the better issues he anticipates in life.

He entered the native labour power a few years in the past as a kitchen hand. Then he grew to become a cleaner and tea boy.

Whereas Nagesh was serving tea and cleansing up, he pursued additional training. As we speak, the 29-year-old is certified within the discipline of aged and neighborhood care, able to fulfil his goals of turning into profitable in life.

Accompanied by his dad to the ceremony held lately on the civic centre in Labasa, Nagesh couldn’t maintain again his tears as he hugged and thanked his dad, Dharma, for all his sacrifices and arduous work.

“I’m so pleased. God is sweet and has helped me obtain my goals by giving me the boldness, braveness and power to face my challenges and keep centered,” he stated.

“After my mum handed away whereas I used to be nonetheless in secondary faculty, it was simply myself and pop so I made certain I studied arduous.”

Nagesh attended the Naduna Arya Vocational Centre, hoping to complete a cooking course inside a yr. Then he labored for 4 years in a restaurant as a kitchen hand and chef. Knocking off work within the night, Nagesh would rush house to cook dinner dinner for his dad.

“Typically he cooks however most occasions I desire to cook dinner as a result of I need to take care of him and be certain that he eats nicely earlier than he sleeps,” he stated. “My dad is a cane farmer and works very arduous in the course of the day. It’s his arduous work and sacrifices that supported me all through life.”

After 4 years on the restaurant, Nagesh utilized for a cleaner’s job on the Sangam Faculty of Nursing and has been working there till at present.

“Whereas serving tea and cleansing the workplace, I used to be additionally finding out and I’m blessed to have lecturers and buddies who stored encouraging me to pursue additional research.

“With out them, I don’t assume I might have been in a position to obtain my goals. That is just the start and I’m a bit emotional as a result of I actually miss my mum. I want she was nonetheless right here with me.” Many buddies doubted Nagesh and by no means thought he’d graduate from the nursing school.

“I believe as a result of they see me as a tea boy and a cleaner however I’ve confirmed them incorrect,” he stated.

“I consider that if we set our minds on attaining our objectives we are going to do the inconceivable and attain better heights in life.

“By getting this certificates (Nationwide Certificates in Aged Care and Group Care), I definitely plan to additional my research and get a diploma and even increased qualification. I plan to journey abroad to work so I can higher help my dad.”

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