DROP-OUT TO UNIVERSITY

"As the names came out in the newspaper, I couldn’t find mine. My one and only dream of studying Civil Engineering in the University of Technology in Morobe province was shattered." Read more...

FAILING TWICE TO DATA ANALYST IN MINING

"After failing Civil Engineering at the University of Technology in 2012, my dreams were shattered. I stayed at home the whole year of 2013. Sometimes we find ourselves in situations we never expect to happen. Depression kicks in and we feel hopeless." Read more...

HEARING PROBLEM TO EARNING TWO DEGREES

"I have a hearing problem which I was born with. It was very difficult for me to listen and take notes in class at the same time. I cried whenever I was shamed by my peers, calling me all sorts of names because of my hearing problem." Read more...

NEWSPAPER SELLER TO UNIVERSITY

By Glen Burua After dropping out of school in 2013 from grade 12, life became miserable. The street became my home. A lot of relatives lost interest in me. So I had to fight for my own survival. Almost everyday I sold The National newspapers in the town. Along with the newspapers, I sold betel-nut... Continue Reading →

DROPOUT- TO COLLEGE TO UNIVERSITY

By Glen Burua After dropping out of secondary school in grade twelve, life became miserable. I felt I was heading to the direction of being a grass roots. Not everyone follows a smooth road. Some end up miserable after dropping out of school. Since dad left us when I was still small, life became so... Continue Reading →

LOWEST TEST SCORER TO HEALTH EXTENSION OFFICER

By Glen Burua Getting the lowest mark in a Mathematics test out of fifty was just too painful. I was in grade nine at that time. The probability test brought me tears. I knew I was an average student. Scoring low marks in tests and examinations is a norm for many students. However, it is... Continue Reading →

BATTLING SUICIDE TO UNIVERSITY

By Glen Burua The first time I quit school was after my grade eight. Living at home and being the subject of criticism was not easy at all. So many young people go through similar cases. In the quest to find meaning to my life, I resorted to drugs to help me forget my problems.... Continue Reading →

AFFECTED BY TRIBAL FIGHTS TO UNIVERSITY

By Glen Burua I was a slow learner in class. Getting poor grades was normal. I was ready to give up. So many students in primary and secondary school also face similar challenges. Being a slow learner and getting very low grades causes a lot of young people to doubt their future. For me, I... Continue Reading →

NO ONE IS A PERMANENT FAILURE

By Glen Burua Failure is an event, not a person. As far as I can remember, I have been the lowest test scorer. I even got zeroes in some tests. Yes, I did get criticisms and even backbitting. However, they are all nothing the moment I get to realize that God is bigger than any... Continue Reading →

THE PAST HAS GONE, THE FUTURE IS YOURS

Picture: Haikou Airport, China By Glen Burua I looked at my internal Grade Point Average( GPA ), it was 1.6(very low). Tears formed in my eyes. The Grade 12 examinations were just around the corner. My mathematics teacher called me into his office and told me what I already knew. “Glen, you are scoring very... Continue Reading →

SUSTAINING INJURY TO WINNING A GOLD MEDAL

The Story of Nelson Stone By Glen Burua Flags were raised the moment I crossed the finish line. It was a moment I couldn’t even believe had happened. I mean leading up to the game, I was crying almost every night in my apartment in Brisbane. Behind every success is failures, pain, depression, burning of... Continue Reading →

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