I Love Fiji: Pakistani Student
Abdul Basit and his Punjab friends plan to continue studies here
Studying away from home can be tough, but for Pakistani student, Abdul Basit, he feels at home here.
Mr Basit was awarded the Best Baking and Pastry student of ServicePro International Tourism and Hospitality Institute during their graduation at Studio Six Apartment in Suva yesterday.
He graduated with eight of his friends from Punjab, Pakistan. He has been a student at the institute for the past six months.
“We all come from the same province and our love for cooking was what inspired us to come over and learn more about cooking here in Fiji,” Mr Basit said.
“We love it here since everyone is very helpful towards us. We have been able to learn how to cook and bake Fijian foods and we are also hoping to introduce the Punjabi menu here next year.”
Mr Basit and his friends plan to pursue further studies in Fiji next year.
Best and overall in cooking and baking pastry student Anasaini Waqavuki’s said her love for cooking inspired her to pursue cooking studies.
“I was studying Information Technology before I took up this course and then I told my parents that my passion lies with cooking,” Ms Waqavuki said.
“I believe that most youths in Fiji today do not achieve their target while studying in Universities because their passion is not with the subject that they are studying.”
Ms Waqavuki, like any other child, was obedient to her parents, but said she was blessed her parents followed through with what she loved doing.
Source : Fiji Connect Lounge. 12/18/2015.