Everyone has potential to gain knowledge

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EVERYONE has the potential to learn and gain more knowledge to pursue their dreams, says Alice Kwagiok who graduated from PNG Institute of Public Administration last Friday.
She graduated with a certificate in Human Resource Management and was selected to continue on to do the diploma course at PNGIPA this year.
The 39-year-old mother of four has worked with the West Sepik Provincial Health Authority (WSPHA) in Vanimo as the assistant admin officer for five years.
She is thankful to WSPHA for sponsoring her to study at PNGIPA.
Like many others in the country she did not get selected for higher education after completing Grade 10 but her supportive parents sponsored her to continue her studies at Port Moresby Business Training Institute (PBTI) in the late 90s where she graduated with a certificate in office management.
She also attended other short trainings and got several certificates that added to her achievements.
Before working with WSPHA she sewed and sold meri blouses to help her husband cater for the family’s day to day needs.
Her business grew and she not only supported her immediate family but also her extended family.
Kwagiok is now venturing into horticulture and a taxi service for residents of Vanimo town.
She hopes to complete her diploma and continue on to university to do a degree in human resource management.
Kwagiok said the knowledge she has gained would contribute much to the WSPHA human resource department and at a personal level, help her manage her business and her workers (taxi drivers).

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