My Father Reverend Fogatia Lavea Levi pursued a higher calling and went through the process of being accepted into the University of Otago BA in Ministry Theological studies. He was ordained as a New Zealand Presbyterian Minister completing his Theology Degree and Post Graduate qualifications.
My parents sacrifices and hard work gave myself and my siblings greater opportunities in education and career pathways. Following the footsteps of my Father both I and my sister Agnes a lawyer completed our Degrees through the University of Otago. Older brother Tupa’i Lelei Lonny completed his Masters Degree studies in Auckland University and my younger brother Levi completed his Media Design School qualifications.
Nelson Mandela's words ring true that "Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world." Like my Father our world changed for the better with my parents faith and sacrifices.