Books to unlock Samoa’s potential

By Deidre Tautua-Fanene ,

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BOOKS JOY: Minister of Education, Sports and Culture, Loau Keneti Sio (sitting), representative of the Applied Scholastics Organization, Warren Meyer and Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi during the handover yesterday.

BOOKS JOY: Minister of Education, Sports and Culture, Loau Keneti Sio (sitting), representative of the Applied Scholastics Organization, Warren Meyer and Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi during the handover yesterday.

Ten thousand books called “Learning How To Learn” were donated to the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture (M.E.S.C.) by a group called Applied Scholastics International Organization in U.S.A, yesterday.

The handing over was held at the M.E.S.C. headquarters in the presence of Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi and the Minister of M.E.S.C. Loau Keneti Sio.

Presenting these books was Warren Meyer, a representative from the organization, on behalf of the author, L. Ron. Hubbard.

“The name scholastics mean schooling or education and applied means put into practical use,” Mr. Meyer said.

“It is a non-religious international education organization based in the U.S.A. and was founded in 1972."

“Today the organization has helped more than 60 million people in 20 languages, expanding in 109 countries and Samoa is the 110th country around the globe empowering them to learn.”

Their mission is to reverse the whole decade of the 20th century education by training teachers, tutors, parents, business trainers and anyone who teaches others.

“A study technology was developed by writer, educator and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard,” Mr. Meyer said.

“Technology in this context does not refer to computers or electronic devices, but rather to a research-based system that can be used to assist children or adults to study and learn any subject."

“It is the under test to learning anything in the missing steps to today’s education."

“All the people in Samoa are educated and productivity engaged and that is exactly what learning how to learn will bring.”

10,000 Learning how to Learn Books
10,000 Learning how to Learn Books

Prime Minister Tuilaepa acknowledged the support of the organisation to the education sector of Samoa.

“Education continues to be one of Samoa’s top priorities and it is therefore fitting that we acknowledge with appreciation the gift of 10,000 books received for schools in Samoa,” he said.

“Following the assessment of damaged occurred by Tropical Cyclone Gita, I am aware of the schools that were badly affected by the heavy rains and the result is learning materials such as reading books were damaged.

“It is timely therefore to get these supplies of books to assist the teachers with their teaching and students with their learning."

“Learning how to learn is the title of the book and this is something that we are familiar with and we all know that learning is a major challenge for many learners."

“Remember what you learn is often hard; applying what you learn is not always easy."

“Why? Well these books provide the answers for the questions you are asking and strategy to help students remember and learn.”

He thanked Mr. Meyer for donating the books.

“I’m sure these will be put to good use by the Ministry,” said Tuilaepa. “Indeed, learning how to learn and intellectual progress provides the key to future success."

“It unlocks the doors to the world of knowledge to be tapped into and certainly creates a perpetual hunger for more knowledge to the inquisitive minds of a young child."

“I have the pleasure on behalf of the Government to thank you for the books and please convey also to your organization the heartfelt thanks of our Government.”

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