Police Constable Iowane Koro Waqalevu Jnr scooped the Baton of Honor Award for Batch 63 of the Basic Recruits Course at the Fiji Police Nasova Grounds today.
PC Waqalevu hails from Nasiriti Village, Nabobuco in Naitasiri and spent most ofnhis childhood in Nadi.
The 25-year old recalled how his papents struggled to make ends meet for his siblings, and this taught him the value of hard work.
“Despite the hard times , my parents always find a way to provide for the four of us boys and we have all found work”.
The Naitasiri lad said his parents are his role models and when he joined the recruit program, he gave it his utmost best in order to make them proud.
In 2015 PC Waqalevu joined the Republic of Fiji Military Forces and became a member of the Territorial Forces and two years later he marched into the Fiji Corrections Complex in Naboro where he trained for three months to become a Corrections Officer.
As a Corrections officer, he worked in various districts including Nasinu, Taveuni and in Ba, when he saw an advertisement for the Fiji Police Recruitment Drive and decided to pursue the opportunity to become a Police officer.
“I am always looking for opportunities so when the chance came to apply to be in the Fiji Police Force, I applied and here I am today with no Regrets,” said PC Iowane.
Being awarded the baton of Honor was something he never dreamt of and has dedicated his achievement to his parents.
PC Iowane is calling on young people to never lose focus on their dreams.
“Once you have a goal in life, work towards it and don’t worry what others think about you but continue to remain focused,” said PC Iowane.