Solomon Islands Nurse Romity Huka Makes a Difference from PALM scheme

From the remote villages of the Solomon Islands to the aged care facilities of Australia, Romity Huka’s journey is one of resilience and determination. Driven by a desire to care for the sick and his passion for national service, Romity broke through boundaries and pursued a career as a nurse. 

His journey, though challenging, was made possible by the unwavering support of his family and friends, as well as the opportunities provided by the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme.

Romity Huka

Romity’s early life was marked by both joy and hardship. While his father’s support provided stability and comfort, his passing left a void in Romity’s life. Despite this setback, Romity remained steadfast in his pursuit of education. It was with the help of his cousin, Mr. Reeves Billy, that Romity was able to complete his secondary education and achieve his dream of becoming a nurse at the Solomon Islands National University.

Upon graduating from nursing school, Romity embarked on a new chapter in his journey, traveling to Australia to work in the aged care sector. This experience proved to be both rewarding and humbling. Romity immersed himself in the diverse cultural landscape of Australia and learned about the unique needs of the Indigenous and elderly residents. 

He developed a deep appreciation for the resilience and wisdom of the elderly, and he found immense satisfaction in providing them with care and support.

Romity’s work in Australia was not just a personal journey; it was also a means to support his family back home. Through his dedication and hard work, Romity was able to contribute to the standard of living of his community and make a difference in the lives of his loved ones. 

He is currently building homes for his mother and siblings, and he takes pride in knowing that he is helping to create a better future for his family.

“Through my employment under the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme, I’ve been able to provide vital support for my family. Presently, I am in the process of completing a home for my mother in our province and another one for both myself and my siblings in Honiara.”

“The PALM scheme has been instrumental in assisting me in supporting my mother and siblings with their educational needs, covering school fees, and contributing to our overall social welfare.”

Romity Huka’s story is a beacon of hope for all young people, reminding us that anything is possible with determination and hard work. His journey is a testament to the power of education, the importance of family and community support, and the transformative potential of cross-cultural experiences.

Let us follow Romity’s example and strive to achieve our dreams, no matter how challenging the circumstances may seem. Together, we can build a better future for ourselves, our families, and our communities.


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