Roles in the Language, Culture and Heritage Sector
Mikaele Sela, Project Coordinator, iTaukei Trust Fund Board
Mikaele Sela completed a double major in Linguistics and Fijian in 2007, immediately followed by a postgraduate diploma in Linguistics in 2008. He was offered a Teaching Assistant position with the then School of Language Arts and Media (now SPACE) facilitating UU114 (English for Academic Purposes) in Laucala and the regional campuses before joining the iTaukei Trust Fund Board (TTFB) in 2013 where he currently works as a Project Coordinator. He is passionate about indigenous languages and cultural systems and how they have evolved and adapted in society today. Having an educational background in Linguistics and Fijian Language studies from SPACE USP has been critical in his work at TTFB in terms of designing, implementing, and monitoring the language and cultural programs currently being implemented for the wellbeing of iTaukei and Rotuman communities in Fiji.