Two university of the South Pacific Arts and Music students were yesterday part of the 14 participans from around the fegion awarded the Indonesian Government scholarship for three months study in Indonesia.
Esalah Talebula and Iliesa Lee couldn’t believe their eyes when they were nominated to be part of the delegation from Fiji who will be leaving the country for Jakarta Today.
Talebula, 22 of Drauiivi, Ra said that he is happy to be awarded with the scholarship and is looking forward to what the country has to offer him.
“I am happy and my family is also proud of my achievement so far.” Mr.Talebula said.
“I will try my best to adhere and learns as much as I can during this three month study.
“This is such a big experience since I am in the filed of Arts and learning the tradition of such a country will be a big advantage for me.”
Talebula is also part of the Vocal Brother Band of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and has been to countries like America and several islands in the country performing with the band.
Lee,25 said that he is ready to face educational challenges since this is a different country.
“This is a big experience going to a big country like this and it will take time for us to adapt ourselves to the environment.”mr.Lee said.
“I am also interested in learning the Indonesian way of life and their traditional dance and music.” The vanua Levu lad is also part of the Fiji contingent that toured China in 2007 tor the 1st Asian Pacific Youth Festival and is a member of the Red Wave Exhibition of the USP. The program will be held from 29 July – 29 october info fur arts and culture centers in Bali,West Java, Yogyakarta and Central Java where the participants will learn both theory and practice of selected traditional dances and music.
The four participants from Fiji are Esala Talebula, Iliesa Lee, Salote naulumatua and Susana Qionibaravi all of the University of the South Pacific. (Fiji Sun, July 27, 2009)