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Unita Ramswarup graduated with Professional Diploma in Business Management from Pacific TAFE.

In May 2017 Unita Ramswarup lost her husband to kidney failure. The mother of four was soon forced into a dark world without her soul partner and could not imagine how she would survive.

"At the time of his passing our children were all in Primary School and the pain and grief that his untimely death caused me was unimaginable, but I knew that I needed to be strong knowing that I was now the sole provider for my children," shared an emotional Ms Ramswarup after she graduated last week.

Ramswarup graduated with Professional Diploma in Business Management (PDBM) from the Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) on 21 March 2019.

“In life each one of us goes through our own unique journey, but I would like to touch on what inspired me to pursue further studies,” she said.

“A few months after his passing, my best friend, who was enrolled at Pacific TAFE, encouraged me to enroll in PDBM.”

The 40 year old has never regretted having made the decision to pursue her studies at Pacific TAFE.

“My lecturers namely Jawal Mangal, Dr. Subhash Appana and Riad Khan not only taught me but really inspired me,” Ramswarup added.

“What should have been a dreadful task at 5pm going to lecturers was instead something I looked forward to attending. Due to the wonderful experience I had while pursing my Diploma in Business Management, I am this year on my journey to pursue my Masters in Business Administration (MBA).”

She encourages people to stop lamenting on their losses, challenges and difficulties that they face and rekindle their education journey. 

“I sometimes wonder how I managed to raise four kids, work demanding job as an Executive Assistant/Office Manager while pursuing my studies, but I realise that I want to be an independent woman," she said.

Unita Ramswarup had a message to share with all her fellow graduates as well.

“As we continue on in our life’s journey, let us take each new problem on with confidence, knowing that we have achieved great heights and are equipped with the necessary tools to tackle our future,” she said.

“We are the generation that will take the technology of today to new dimensions. Our contribution to the world will not be measured by the money we make or the awards we receive, but rather by the way in which we share our unique gifts with the world,” she added.

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