The Leadership Samoa Class of 2014 has awarded Sinei Falefitu with a monetary prize and trophy as part of their Community Project.
The Leadership Samoa Class of 2014 presented Ms. Falefitu with $1,000 and a trophy for being the top student who undertook the Bachelor of Science in Secondary Teaching.
Ms. Falefitu is currently teaching Science at Samoa College and undertook her Bachelor at the National University of Samoa.
"Leadership Samoa Class of 2014 chose to provide an award for the top Science teacher who is undertaking the final year of the Bachelor of Science in Secondary Teaching to provide an incentive for teachers who are focusing on teaching science at the secondary level," said Seumanu Douglas Ngau Chun, Chief Executive Officer, Leadership Samoa.
"During their study tours in 2014, the Leadership Samoa Class of 2014 were particularly challenged by the issue of the lack of science teachers in Samoa and the difficulties this creates for educational institutions.
“This discovery inspired the Class of 2014 to think of ways to encourage and reward people who study Science teaching."
The National University had implemented and offered the Bachelor of Science in Secondary Teaching for teachers, and the Leadership Samoa Class 2014, decided to contribute this award for the top student for five years to go in line with this program.
"It is the hope of the Class of 2014 that this will encourage more teachers to commit to the future generations of Samoa who are keen science enthusiasts."