The Book Fair event is an initiative by Samoa Stationery and Books C.E.O. and President Fiti Leung Wai who has a passion for books.
In an interview with Marketing Manager, Asia Stanley, she told the Sunday Samoan that the focus of the event is for the children of Samoa to be able to read.
“Literacy has always been our banner and we have been very active setting up related events such as this Book Fair to open up opportunities for the children of Samoa,” she said.
“SSAB’s objective is to bring to light the importance of literacy for the future of our children so the Book Fair is our president’s initiative.”
“It is from her passion and love of books that the idea originated hence why she set up Samoa Stationery and Books or S.S.A.B.”
Asia also said this is not the first time S.S.A.B. has hosted a Book Fair.
“Our President believes is that if we continue to have Book Fairs, it will give the children of Samoa the idea that reading is the key and will make everything easier for them in the future,” Asia said.
“The event benefits the people of Samoa through the children understanding outstanding that a nation that has smart people is a nation that can be sustained economically and politically.”
“S.S.A.B’s major goal in having these educational activities such as Literacy Projects and Book Fairs is to provide a platform and open opportunities for the children of Samoa to build, develop and sustain their education which is the key to success.”
Asia also acknowledged the support of local organizations as well as a family from Australia.
“We would like to thank Melinda and the crew at Bluesky for providing 20 student sim cards for the children, the Rotary Club for giving away free books during the Book fair, United Pacific Freight from New Zealand and the Lithgow family from Australia.”