Don Bosco Alafua enrolls first female students
Seven female students have made history becoming the first women to study at Don Bosco Technical College at Alafua.
In their bright yellow and green uniforms, the students say they are glad to be given an opportunity to study at what was previously a male only school.
Among them is Luagutu Nofoasa Vaitagutu.
“When I heard that Don Bosco was allowing girls to be part of the school, I wanted to join and to learn about other courses which are not offered to us in College,” she daid.
Luagutu used to study at Faleata College.
"I want to become a mechanic and I also like the fact that the tuition fee is affordable for my family,” she said.
The 18-year-old is excited about the about the prospects at the school.
Other female students, Vailoa Fito Fareni, from Vailoa Palauli and Sulata Naomi Urima, shared the same enthusiasm.
For Vailoa, she used to study at U.S.P. Savai'i.
“I attended U.S.P. in Savai'i but my family did not have the money for my school fees. I am here now and will do my best to achieve my goal and learn new things,” she added.
Sulata Naomi Urima is excited about being in Don Bosco and is looking forward to what Don Bosco has to offer.
“I am eager to be here and will be doing my very best to make my family proud and not regret their decision of sending me here,” said Urima.
Being in the school for a week now, they are sure that they are in the right place.
“A good future is all we're aiming for and what we hope to achieve during our time here in Don Bosco."