Last Friday was a busy day for Suefa’i Siaki. First, she attended the college graduation ceremony of L.D.S. church college Pesega in which she took over the part of the graduation classes’ president.
After that, she had organized a celebration for a fundraiser that is part of the Latter Day Saints church own initial program P.E.F. – Perpetual Education Fund.
“If we cannot do this fundraiser now, we cannot move on,” she told Samoa Observer at the celebration.
“I took a stand for this fundraiser which aims to help the students in our business class. The money that we collect will be used for the important things we need, for instance new uniforms.”
Potentially new uniforms the students could wear on a long wished trip to neighbouring country American Samoa, which hopefully will also be financed by the fundraiser.
The trip, scheduled for May and would include all the students of the college’s business class, is planned as an intercultural exchange.
“We try to engage our students to be more self-reliant and more confident in themselves,” said Fesouaina Matalavea, a Technician and Computer teacher at the College.
“By doing so, we also try to push kids that are less fortunate, for instance those without the ability to finish high school or college. Their roles in society are not at all fixed ones. They can be an asset for the community and we want to help them to achieve that.”