Jenesys (Japan East-Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths)

Sharon tells of her first trip overseas

This proved true for Sharon Atuai, a young lass from Goilala, Central Province.

Sharon is a second year student at the University of Papua New Guinea,  and will be doing her third year in April - Bachelor in Economics.

Growing up in Laloki, a few kilometres outside Port Moresby along the Hiritano Highway, she struggled with the influence of settlement peer pressure and overcoming the psychological impact of divorced parents at a young age.

Her parents separated in 2004 when she was in grade two, leaving her to grow up with her mother.