U.S. group here to help

A group from the United States of America is in Samoa to visit school students and understand their needs. 

Organised by the Asian Pacific Cultural Centre President, Faaluaina Pritchard, Samoan correspondent, Leota P. Strickland said the visit is to find out ways that the group can lend a helping hand in developing the education of children in Samoa.

Before flying into Samoa, the group held a meeting in American Samoa to discuss the different issues students face and to also see how they can be of assistance. 

“We’re here with the President of one of the highest technical colleges from where he’s from, and he came to share about his knowledge and expertise for the students, which is why we made promises to stay in touch and come back,” Leota said.

He added these are the types of knowledge the students here in Samoa barely have access to and this is the gap they want to fill as they are also Samoans.

“E lele le toloa ae maau i le vai, I always remember this Samoan quote that always leads me back here to where I belong,” Leota said.

This is their first visit to Samoa and they have been visiting some of the primary schools, including Magiagi and Vaimea Primary School. 

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