Young Samoan pursues acting dream, needs help

A young male from Vaiala and Vini-fou has a dream of making it as an actor and is willing to go the extra mile to achieve his dream.

Iosefa Enari, 21, is seeking financial help from the public to help him pursue his dream by studying at the Toi Whakaari Drama School in New Zealand.

“I am raising money so I can get into drama school in New Zealand for it is my dream to become an actor,” he tells the Samoa Observer. 

“I left Samoa to go to New Zealand to audition I am happy to announce that I got in.”

Mr. Enari told the Samoa Observer he found out about the school from a cousin who encouraged him that it was the “best drama school in New Zealand.”

He researched the school right away and started sending them emails. 

He almost lost his chance because he ran out of data and his messages did not get through.

“It wasn’t sent until the next week when a notification popped up that my message has just been sent and I thank God it did,” he said.

 “I received an email from the school on Sunday that audition starts on the next Sunday. I was happy and nervous at the same time because we had to look for money to be there.”

Mr. Iosefa travelled to New Zealand for his audition and made it.

Now he needs to raise funds for his fees and travel. He has started fundraising online where people are encouraged to donate as much as they want. 

While he was able to get a scholarship, the award covers 70per cent of his $28,000 fee.

“I am the first Samoan coming out of Samoa to make it in this school but sadly the scholarship only covers 70% of my 28,000 fee and that means I have to pay 30per cent.”

School for Mr. Iosefa starts tomorrow.

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