Unlike most teenagers, 18-year-old G.A. Thanuja Nimashika, an Advanced Level student at Vimala Gnana MV, Tantirimale, assists her father at his motor garage. While being confident and hopeful of entering university, she continues her work at the garage. She has a word of advice for her peers. “Don't feel embarrassed to learn new skills. They help enrich young lives,” she says.
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