Fagali'i Primary receives new desks, books

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (L.D.S.) has come to the assistance of another educational institution.

The Fagali’i Primary School has received new desks, books and whiteboards as a donation from the L.D.S. with the presentation ceremony held last Friday at the school compound.

Over 70 desks, some white boards as well as boxes of books were delivered in a container to the school.

A teacher at Fagali’i Primary School, Faasega Sakaria, told the media that the school was in urgent need or new desks and chairs.

Our school was in need of desks and chairs hence why we made an official request for help from the church,” she said. “The assistance by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is not the first time our school has been helped with its needs. However, there are so many desks hence why it is the biggest.”

In fact the donation is not the first time for the school to be assisted by the church, according to Ms Sakaria.

“Some of the representatives of the church have shared that Fagali’i was not the first place that the Church landed in Samoa which was part of the reason why they helped.”

Having worked as a teacher for 15 years, Ms Sakaria added that school desks and chairs play a critical role in a student’s educational journey.

“Resources such as desks and chairs are essential for the learning journey of any student and if children sit on the floor for a long time it will hurt their posture and legs. The school accounts for more than 200 students and we will open next week our new school buildings.”

School Committee President, Tuisuga Sofara Aveau, expressed his gratitude to the church representatives on behalf of the school management.

“We thank God for blessing us with kind donors which will benefit the children who are the future of our country. We pray that God will bless the church more for their kind hearts.”

Speaking on behalf of the L.D.S., a church official said they hope their donation will be used wisely to educate the students to become future leaders of Samoa. 

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