Never too young to create your future

Don’t ever doubt your capabilities and your strengths. 

Just believe that everything you want is possible for you.

That is how Tino Pa’a of Faleasiu-Tai plans to start a new with his life.

We met the 21 year old as he was carrying a huge log yesterday, it was to be used as a pole for his Samoan fale.

“We have a lot of people in the family at the moment so I just wanted to start building my own small place,” he said to the Village Voice.

Tino has had some experience in building houses because he has previously worked as a carpenter.

“It was more of a contractual job for this other man but at the moment, I don’t have any work because he has left to go overseas for a while.”

“So I’m currently working on a lot of things that I know will be a good contribution for a better future for me.”

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“I’m also working in our plantation and helping out the family doing chores every day.”

“But honestly, I want to get a stable job so I can make some money for myself and my family.”

Tino said he has five other siblings and he’s the eldest.

“Finding a job is important because I want to be the big brother who my siblings can look up to.”

“I’m good at carpentry work, I’m good at farming, and I know I can be good with any work I am given.”

“For me, it doesn’t matter what job I’m going to get as long as I can support myself.”

“This life is moving forward fast and if I want to do something good with my time then I need to have a job that I can stick with forever.”

“Another reason why I want to get a stable job is because I only have one brother who’s working for the whole family and to tell you the truth, my family is not a small one because it is an extended family.”

“We will see how it goes when I’m done with building this house.”

“You know, I understand that nothing good in this world happens just like that, so hopefully everything will fall into place one day.”

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