Hundred and thirty two nurses graduate
Families, friends and the health sector celebrated the success of 132 students who graduated to become registered nurses on Friday.
Held at the C.C.C.S. Youth hall in Sogi, the Minister of Health, Faimalotoa Kika Stowers-Ah Kau, congratulated the graduates.
"Today is the day of thanksgiving and praise because you all did a great job, and you all deserve this," she said.
Among the graduates was Tuamaalii Faalavane Fautua.
"Becoming a registered nurse today is a dream come true for me," she said. "I feel happy and proud, I have been waiting for this chance all my life."
She said the journey was not easy but acknowledged her parents, families and everyone who helped her along the way.
"Now that I am a registered nurse, it is my time to return the favour to my parents, to pay back their sweat and everything they have given me throughout my school year."
Ms. Fautua says that four years of learning has finally paid off and as the only child in the family, it is her duty to care for her parents as they are now old as well.
"As a nurse, I am going to help my country and anyone that needs my help," she said.
The 132 registered nurses vowed to help Samoa and do the best they can to make a difference.