Three sisters have made their parents proud, after a tough journey throughout four years of study.
Talaloa, Talaleu and Fiasili Taape were amongst 38 nursing graduates from the National University of Samoa.
The youngest of the three sisters, Fiasili Taape, said seeing her parents struggle every day, pushing them with their studies, motivated her to continue.
Studying with her sisters had been helpful too, as they could easily share information or talk about a missed lesson.
Fiasili said becoming a nurse was her dream while growing up, because her mother was a nurse.
“My mother always comes home and tells us about her day at work and being a nurse, and it makes me want to become one in the future,” she said.
“And here I am following her footsteps together with my older sisters who are twins.”
Taape thanked her fellow graduates and their teachers, as well as those who helped them throughout their journey.
Fiasili was also happy with the fact that she finally has a job, allowing her to help out her parents financially.
Fiasili’s mother, Rosa Taape, is a retired Nurse while her father, Samuelu Taape, is the official driver for the Honourable Deputy Prime Minister Fonotoe Pierre Lauofo.
The three sisters are from Matautu-Uta and Lalomanu.