Striving for a better future

Normal, Youth & Careers

The National, Wednesday 01st Febuary 2012

RUTH Kepas has faced many problems in her life but she is determined to have a brighter future.
The 26-year-old from Niksek village, Wosera Gawi district in East Sepik, has worked hard and achieved some of her goals.
And in March, she will be graduating from the University of Natural Resources and Environment in East New Britain with a degree in tropical agriculture.
Kepas shared her story last week in Wewak, saying her father, a pastor with the South Sea Evangelical church, died when she was younger and after her mother remarried, life had been hard for the young girl.
“My stepfather brought me up well, but I have to depend on
myself especially in education, because with an education, I can be somebody no matter what circumstances I faced through life,” she said.
She completed her primary and high school education in East Sepik
and was lucky enough to be selected to atted UNRE.
Kepas said although she had endured troubling times and made sacrifices, she would not have made it this far without God.
She encouraged other young girls to work hard in school and put God first in everything.
Kepas is working as a part-time shop assistant at Garamut Enterprise in Wewak to help her meet her graduation expenses.