Prior to taking up the scholarship, Bwere Tione was a primary school teacher in Kiribati employed by the Government of Kiribati. He holds a Bachelor of Education (Primary Education) from USP and a Diploma in Primary School Teaching from Kiribati Teachers College. He has also undergone various trainings such as the Child Protection Training of Trainers and the Oceania Sport Education Program (OSEP) Educator Certificate.
Bwere is talented and skilled in fostering academic skills and social attitudes in diverse elementary school students, as well as skilled in working with diverse student classrooms. Bwere is also certified to deliver ONOC OSEP’s “Sports in Communities (Administrator)” course and has also coached basic level basketball and badminton.
As a passionate sports person, I am always interested in sports programs. Pursuing this program will strengthen and build my capacity in sports education.
I work very closely with the Kiribati National Olympic Committee (KNOC) and found out about the program through OSEP.
I am a Physical Education Teacher and also an OSEP Educator in Kiribati so after this program I will continue to teach Sport concepts in secondary schools as a P.E. Teacher, and in my community as an OSEP educator.
From a regional perspective I would like to pursue Master Educator (ME) and Regional Master Educator (RME) levels with OSEP, to assist countries outside of Kiribati.