TARD members appointed to leadership positions within the North Malaita Student Association at USP
In a brief meeting yesterday evening, Mr Simon Mau was appointed as the President; William Siake Fikutoa as Vice President; whilst Lenny Konamauri as Treasurer.
The North Malaita Cultural Student Association is a member of the Solomon Islands Students Association (SISA) at the University of the South Pacific in Suva and is also recognised by the University student association, USPSA. The membership for North Malaita Student Association comprises students from Fataleka, Baelelea, To'abaita, Lau, and Baegu Asifola who are studying in Fiji. The major roles of such cultural groups include cultural performances during SISA and USPSA activities, and ensuring the wellbeing and unity of its student members.
Mr Simon Mau and his executive will spearhead planned programs and activities of the association from October 2006 till October 2007, when a new executive is expected to be appointed. The outgoing executive was under the leadership of Boniface Oeta (president), Matilda Dani (vice) and Wilfred Atomea (Treasurer). A proposed end of year party is scheduled for this coming Saturday, before students sit for their final exams.
It is understood that the recent appointment of these three TARD members is a clear reflection of one the goals of TARD where it tries to empower individual capability and promotes self belief and confidence in oneself to pursue leadership responsiblities and challenges. Therefore, we wish Mr Mau and his executive well in their leadership for next year.