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Short ESSAY(400 WORDS) for AUSAID Scholarship 2017 intake! Practical examples of...

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Mar 15, 2016   #1
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Q. Please:- a) give up to three practical examples of how you intend to use the knowledge, skills and connections you will gain from your scholarship. Possible tasks can be personal and/or professional; and

b) list any possible constraints you think may prevent you from achieving these tasks

From this scholarship, I intend to use my skills to improve physical structures in our Pacific society and simultaneously promote environmental awareness for our island homes. I understand that the job of a designer is to solve the problems of civilians with regards to engineering and to me; an architect does more than just planning buildings. Her role is to also create a secured habitat and an attractive place that serves a great economical, recreational, social, spiritual and physical purpose.

My love for nature influences my aim in wanting to make our communities better places to live in for people and mostly our endangered species. I wanted a career where I can do what I love and at the same time help to conserve nature. In Fiji, we treasure and show significance to three things in life: God, family and the land. We treasure family and our land because these are the things in which our culture and traditions derive from. Our land is our history and identity therefore I wish to protect it from environmental threats. The recent Cyclone Winston, known to be the strongest cyclone in the southern hemisphere, left parts of my country in devastation. By the sight of the destructed houses and environment, one could tell the amount of loss village inhabitants were faced with. This incident reminded me of one of the reasons I wanted to do engineering. I wanted to improve homes and buildings in our region from occurring disasters that enter our waters and create stronger barriers that can secure people. Good structures and foundations seem to be lacking in most rural communities and these are the ones in real need of such aspects in building.

As a developing nation, engineers and designers are in demand in Fiji. Most local tradesmen are skilled, but we need high standard expertise from overseas if we are to improve our engineering grounds. I want to further my studies in architecture to help expand our engineering field and also help our economy grow.

I usually carry out tasks to the best of my abilities and when I see that something right needs to be done, I go out of my way to do it and avoid procrastination. Although there may be certain constraints due to financial or physical matters, since this is something that the society can benefit from, these constraints can be avoided.

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