15 year old Iavana delivers a powerful performance - an impassioned plea to his friend "TJ's" father who is in prison, to change his ways and father "TJ" in the way he, Iavana, has experienced being parented - with unconditional love and high expectations.
Iavana Seuala is a 15 year old Kiwi born Samoan from Manurewa who is very proud of his South Auckland heritage. He has been inspiring people for the last three years with his public speaking and MCing performances. He has also done a great deal of work with the Vodafone Pacific Music Awards, including the production of a short film, acting in between-award performances and presenting an award. Having just started Year 11 at Manurewa High School, Iavana is now looking forward to the challenge of NCEA level one. He is an inspiring, motivated young man who has used the journey of his grandparents from Samoa and his parents' hard work to inspire him to succeed.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx