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April 14, 2013 by admin
General News

Two young Samoans spent a day in the offices of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) through the ‘Career Shadow Day Programme’ organised by Rotaract Apia.

Rotaract Shadow Day1Audrey Tone working with Catherine Siota of SPREP on the Turtle Database

The Programme gives teenagers the opportunity to experience various working environments to help decide on a future career path.

Audrey Tone from Robert Louis Stevenson School and Iliganoa Main from Leififi College spent the day with staff of SPREP to gain firsthand experience in the  different work areas of SPREP.

Audrey worked with both the Climate Change and the Biodiversity & Ecosystem management sections, whereas Iliganoa spent time with the Information Resources and Archives area. 

RotAudrey Tone, Rotaract Shadow at SPREP

“I would like to get an overall view of options for my future and observe the work here to gain ideas for a potential career,” said Audrey.

A very mature answer from a potential future staff member of SPREP! It is for certain that if these two young women now have a clearer idea of a potential future career.

Both Rotaract and SPREP were successful in helping two young people get a step ahead in a choice that shapes every person’s future: their career choice.

Story and photos by Robert Sheppard, Volunteer, SPREP Communications and Outreach Department