Sharing True Inspirational Stories of Success: “I now graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Accountancy and am currently working with Deloitte as a Graduate Accountant under their Graduate Development Program and was awarded the Deloitte Academic Excellence in Accounting award. My advice to young people, is to keep pushing and never give up. Obstacles along the way are lessons for every individual. Take that as stepping stones and keep going even if we have to drag just keep moving forward until you reach your final destination.” Corina Kilip.
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NEVER GIVE UP – Sharing True Inspirational Stories of Success of Corina Kilip
“After completing Grade 9-12 in Mount Hagen Secondary School. I got selected to UPNG to do my Diploma in Accounting with flying colours being under AES. I was excited to join Uni and continue my education.
“In uni, there was so much to take part in that took away my time to commit my time and study, so I didn’t pay as much attention to my studies, in my second year of study. I hung around too much with my friends. Facebook took a lot of my time and would hang a lot with my boyfriend as well who is now my husband.”
Facebook is good but do not spend most of your time on it. It will distract you from doing your studies.
“I would do last minute studies before the day for my tests and exams and sometimes did not study for tests at all. Consequently, I performed terribly in school. I ended up being pregnant with my baby and that was when I quit school.”
This is the story of Corina Kilip. Corina come from a mixed parentage of Jiwaka and Baiyer.
“Staying home, being pregnant, reality stroke. This was life, being unemployed both me and the father to my unborn child who was also a student at UPNG at the time. Living in a big city (Port Moresby), everything was money, life was a real struggle for the both of us. I was too ashamed to tell my Parents what had happened and decided to go through it alone.”
“All the time, I would sit and think about my hardworking parents, and some of my relatives from Jiwaka who were small village people, who had given their hard-earned money to me for my school fees during my 1st and 2nd year at UPNG.
My sick dad who had sacrificed everything for my fees so that I could get an education and my mom who would do anything to make sure I had money for my little expenses.”
These thoughts just tore me, knowing I am helpless right now I couldn’t hold back my tears. Eventually my parents found out everything, despite the circumstances they supported me, they gave me encouraging words and told me it was never too late to complete my education.”
“I knew my parents got my back, so while being at home I applied to Divine Word University (DWU) and that is where my aunt Margret Ray Paraka assisted with my application process and helped me get in. After a week, I got my acceptance letter from DWU in 2018.”.
“That was exciting news, I was delighted and overjoyed that I got in, however I now was devastated and broken-hearted, as I was also going to leave my new born baby behind with his dad, I was going to be away for 3 years.
With the support and advice from my parents, I decided to leave for Divine Word University which I left my newborn baby with my mother in POM.”
“My dad went to Madang from Jiwaka and helped me settle in, with no money for school fees it was a real blessing how I got settled in (that is another long story). And for that I thank God and appreciate my dad every day for what he has done for me.”
“My dad was my BACKBONE & my STRONGHOLD. He went to the extreme of selling everything in the house, his car and any other things that could be sold for my fees. I praise him for stepping up and taking his responsibility whole heartedly even though I was already married.”
“I thank my mother for her STRENGTH, who has taken my baby (Embon) into her caring hands even though she was a market mama. She would do marketing to support the whole family, that is; my younger sister who was in UPNG at the time for her first year and two younger siblings attending primary school, all their lunch money and school fees was from selling buai (betel nut) only.
A mother’s love is unconditional, I praise her for the Strength she possesses. As per the saying, “a strong mother knows how to keep her life in order, even when there are tears in her eyes, she knows how to say ‘I’m fine’ with a smile”.
” I thank the father to my son for the SUPPORT he has given, making sure our son always had his milk and diapers and a roof for shelter.
And most importantly, for playing a mother’s role as well as a father’s role during my absence, and I appreciate the moral support given to me to complete my education. I salute you for your understanding, faithfulness, and Trust.”
“I thank others who have stepped in and helped me in my times of need, my Brother Bradley who gave me your laptop (your priced possession) to use for the first two years of my study, my sweet Aunty Cathy who looked after Embon (your Bati) for 4 months when he needed attention the most while mom was busy doing marketing and could not give a 100% to Embon.”
“I also thank others who know have supported me in any little way you could for me to complete my education. And finally, I thank the gossipers who have given me the strength to never lose hope and pursue my dream.”
“I now graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Accountancy and am currently working with Deloitte as a Graduate Accountant under their Graduate Development Program and was awarded the Deloitte Academic Excellence in Accounting award.”
My advice to young people is to keep pushing and never give up. Obstacles along the way are lessons for every individual. Take that as stepping stones and keep going even if we have to drag just keep moving forward until you reach your final destination.
Story and image supplied by Corina Kilip.
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