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The End of 7 months Training - 2008
Telling it As it Happends

At the ceremony, the graduates were given the chance to share their experiences and achievements at CETC.

Talei Simpson (Tahiti)Talei

‘All the way from the Cook Islands, from French Polynesia, Federated State of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Niue, Samoa, Solomons, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu even from next door, Fiji, we left our families, our work and our familiar environment in search of new skills, new ideas and, for me, to improve my English as well.’

Talaite Dibolavou (Fiji Islands) talaite

‘We came expecting to be taught, as that is what we were used to at school. ‘But we were made to use our five senses, to observe… to see… to listen…to use our hands, use what we knew, share these, and trial the new ideas. In fact, we learnt hard and fast and practised into the nights, long hours to link what we heard with what our hands were doing. ‘But I must say there was never a dull moment at CETC! I can go back confident that I can apply everything that I have learned and practised.’

Te mimitong Boubou (Kiribati) mimitong

‘For me, I was able to plan and run a training based on the training needs analysis we made on Naqeledamuvillage. I prepared thoroughly, setting my objectives, activities and resources including evaluation forms, which I had to ask to be translated to Fijian. ‘I had to use a number of fun ice breakers and games to make my presentation fun and keep them engaged, especially the elderly and the men!’