By SHARLYNE ERI
Samuel Koim, a rugby team captain, senior manager of PNG Eye Care and part-time Law student Koim says doing three things at the same time is very challenging for him but keeps him busy and away from unnecessary activities.
“I believe in God, hard-work and in myself.” This is the motto Koim lives by.
“Doing all three has also improved my time management skills. I’m not perfecting all the three but I love the challenge of managing them,” he said.
“I think it comes back to time management and discipline. If you stick to what you do and if you are honest to yourself then you will be able to achieve the outcome you hope for.”
Koim hails from Komba in Western Highlands.
He completed his primary and secondary education in Jiwaka from 1998 to 2008. In 2009 he enrolled at the UPNG School of Law but did not complete the course due to personal reasons.
He continued studying at the International Training Institute in 2010. In June 2014, he re-enrolled at UPNG as a part-time student.
He played his first rugby game as a sixth-grader at Kindeng Primary School in Jiwaka. He recalls playing in a long track suit instead of a sportswear because of its short length. His participation in school league got him suspended while he was attending Anglimp High School in Jiwaka.
After 2011 Koim made up his mind to commit fully to rugby league when he joined the Port Moresby Vipers training squad. Halfway through the season last year, he was appointed team captain. He started work with PNG Eye Care as a senior manager in July 2013.
“I decided to join PNG Eye Care because of the type of service and work it does. I always wanted to help people,” he said.
“PNG Eye Care helps people to read and see better.
By SHARLYNE ERI