NERVOUS yet happy, young Papua New Guineans get a first look at the next phase of their academic life overseas in the Philippines.
While attending the welcome orientation for freshman students, Tuakana Vele thought of the seven years she spent at Port Moresby Grammar School.
“I miss my school in PNG. Being away from home means missing your loved ones. But I see this as an opportunity for me in my educational journey and this has got to happen,” the 16-year-old from Central said.
Tuakana is the youngest in a brood of four.
Her older sister, Navu Vele, is starting her university studies in the Philippines this November semester. Both of them are enrolled to the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF), one of the leading academic institutions in Cebu City.
“I’d say that the people here in the Philippines are very understanding, open-minded, and are the kindest people I have come across so far,” Navu, 19, said.
These students are under the education placement services of Paradise International Education Consultancy (PIEC), an organisation based in Cebu City.
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