AN INTERACTIVE seminar which brings together local students and academics studying and working at the University of the South Pacific (USP), Laucala campus in Fiji was successfully conducted over the weekend.
FARAILA was a new initiative by the current Solomon Islands Students Association (SISA) executive, led by president, Anthony Maelasi.
It was organized to help break some of the barriers that local students have faced with regards to their shyness and passiveness towards their studies.
Speaking to this paper yesterday, Mr Maelasi said, that every student found the discussion to be very inspirational and motivational indeed.
He added, the sad thing was not many first year students turned up for the event but he hopes the next one will attract more students and he thanked those that have attended the weekend discussion.
Mr Maelasi is also hopeful that the students have gained something that would be of benefit to them in their academic journey.
A second year student, Lowen Sei told this paper that the forum was truly encouraging.
“It was a good start, although students turn-out was very small.
“I personally see Faraila as an avenue where we came together as a family to share our academic experiences with our fellow citizens of Solomon Islands in developing ones education journey.
“The forum is really worth,” he said.
According to Mr Maelasi, he is looking forward to host another similar forum next month during the university’s one week break.
By RONALD TOITO’ONA