A school from North Sydney Australia called The Shore School donated rugby equipment and clothing to the Loto Taumafai School yesterday.
The all-boys Christian school is known for rugby in the area.
School representative, Penny Sutton, said the donation was made through the Mossman U15 rugby team, which visited Samoa for two weeks.
“One of the students made an announcement through the school’s newsletter about giving back to the community and so everyone got together and brought everything that we have given to the Loto Taumafai today,” she said.
“The captain of the Mossman rugby team and two other players are attending The Shore School and so today they are here to present all that they gathered together to donate to Loto Taumafai.
“This is the first time we have donated to a specific school but for the past years we just bring the gears and give them out to the villages.”
Ms. Sutton said their desire is to bless the students at Loto Taumafai.
“We chose Loto Taumafai with the help from our friend Uaea Apelu because this is where the things were needed the most, so this is to help those who are in need,” she said.
“The shore school is a school with over a 1,000 boys and rugby is a very prominent sport. It’s a Christian school and so it’s all about giving back to the community.
“We hope in future years we are able to donate back to this school.”
Chief Executive Officer of Loto Taumafai, Leta’a Daniel Devoe, acknowledged the support from the parents and teachers and all the students of “The Shore School”.
“We thank you very much for all that you have given today,” he said.
“The kids here will use these with grateful hearts and hope we get to see you again in the future.”