Pauline dedicates success to family, God

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Pauline after her graduation – Nationalpics by KENNEDY BANI

By ZEDAIAH KANAU
WHEN Pauline Ken graduated with a Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality last month, she knew her prayers had been answered.
In fact, she attributes her success in life so far to her faith in the Almighty, something that had been ingrained in her by her parents since her childhood.
“The biggest thing they had taught me that has stuck with me from when I was little up until to now, is about (my faith and trust in) God, teaching me how to connect with God, how to have a personal relationship with Him.”
Pauline, 21, is from Abau village in Paramana, Central. She has nine siblings.
Pauline’s dad is an assistant service manager at PNG Motors while her mum is a housewife. She has nine siblings.
Pauline began her schooling at the Port Moresby Grammar School, where she attended grades one to four from 2006 to 2009.

Pauline (middle), flanked by her elder sister Charlene (left), their mother Vali (right), and Pauline’s niece (front) also named Vali.

She then enrolled at the Institute of Christian Academy, doing grades five to seven from 2010 to 2013.
Pauline spent a year at Boroko Primary School for her final year of primary school Grade 8 in 2014.
She attended Kila Kila Secondary School from 2015 to 2018, completing Grade 12 the final year.
She took up the two-year Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality at the Port Moresby Business College in 2019 and graduated last year.
She dedicated it to everyone who had supported her especially her family and of course her Creator.
Elder sister Charlene knew that Pauline was going to complete the diploma programme successfully because of her hard work and commitment to her studies.

“The biggest thing they had taught me that has stuck with me from when I was little up until to now, is about (my faith and trust in) God, teaching me how to connect with God, how to have a personal relationship with Him.”

“I’ve been seen her staying up all night studying up to 3am. I could see the passion she has in her. She really wanted to graduate and to become someone in future.”
Pauline thanks her parents and members of her family for their continuous love and support to her, without which she would have to fight her battles alone.
Above all, she firmly believes that her connection to God helped her overcome all obstacles which come her way.
She thanks her parents for instilling her faith in God early in her life, a teaching she will never forget.
She is testimony to the power of divine intervention in someone who believes in God’s love and power.
“Everything you have, every problem that comes your way, when you have your personal connection with God, you find that his presence comforting.”

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