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Achieving Educational Dreams

Through Latu’s hard work and dedication, she received the education she always dreamed of having


Latu Kata never thought she would continue her education. At the age of 10, Latu dropped out of school in order to find work and care for her sick mother. While her older sister was able to go to school, Latu stayed home and cooked, cleaned, and worked to financially support her family and put her sister through school.

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Latu completed PathwayConnect with a 4.0 GPA.

Latu’s patriarchal blessing says she will be “a great help” in giving advice to those around her, but she always wondered how that would happen without an education. Then she learned about the Church’s self-reliance program . She completed the course and loved it. Her experience inspired her to receive more education — which eventually led her to PathwayConnect.

When Latu heard about PathwayConnect, she jumped at the opportunity to continue her education. At first, the classes were difficult — but instead of giving up, Latu got down on her knees and asked Heavenly Father to help her. Through her hard work and dedication, she completed PathwayConnect with a 4.0 GPA and is now working toward an online degree through BYU-Idaho.

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Latu with her service missionaries, Elder and Sister Garlick

Want to learn more about Latu’s PathwayConnect experience? Check out this video about her story!

Latu’s hard work and determination to get an education helped her grow during PathwayConnect. How have you grown during your time in PathwayConnect?