Everyone has dreams.
For Mika Fa’afetai, he is not interested in becoming a lawyer, doctor or one of the more popular professions.
Rather he wants to become a journalist.
The 14-year-old from Sataoa, Safata, is indeed a rarity these days.
Mika is ready to embark on his new academic journey this year at Faleata College. He will be in Year 9.
He told the Village Voice that he understands that in order for him to achieve his dream, he will work hard and rely on God to give him the wisdom, understanding and knowledge.
“My dream is to be a journalist when I grow up,” said Mika.
“I love reading the newspaper everyday and I learn a lot of things by reading the newspaper. “
“The newspaper helps me understand about what the issues in Samoa and I know that if I work there, I will learn a lot of things.”
Mika said he is interested in working for the Samoa Observer newspaper.
“I know Tuilaepa talks about the stories published in the Samoa Observer a lot. And I know a lot of people love reading the Samoa Observer.”
“I know I am still young and I still need to do a lot of work in order for me to achieve my dream, but I will keep trying.”
Moreover, Mika said one good thing about the newspaper is reading about the journeys of different people and also children to success.
“This motivates me to work hard,” he said.
“I know we all have different stories, but we can learn from the stories of these people published in the paper like, lawyers, doctors, writers, and teachers graduating with their degrees.”
“I also love reading about the journey of all the rugby players and how they started their careers because it can inspire young people like myself.”
“We also use a lot of stories from the Samoa Observer newspaper as examples in school, to elaborate on an issue discussed.”
Lastly, Mika said he will do his best to improve his writing skills so he can achieve his dream.
“I still have a long way to go, but I will do my best.”
“I will keep reading the newspaper and improve my writing skills so that I can reach my goal one day in the future.”