Papauta Girls host pandemic awareness programme
The Ministries of Health and Women Community and Social Development continue to roll out awareness programmes on the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic.
Papauta Girls College is the latest host of the awareness programme with the educational institution’s Principal Malua Taise Latu saying they only saw the awareness being done on television.
And having them on campus is very important for the students as the pupils can see for themselves the demonstrations on safety being done before their eyes.
"Today marks our attempt to support the universal mask campaign; to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Samoa,” she said.
According to Ms Latu, college staff carry out the procedures of COVID-19 prevention within the campus on a daily basis, while emphasising the need for the students to wear a mask every day.
"Our message and challenge through this is that we want to encourage people that it is always good to be prepared, even if we do not have a case," she added. "This is preparing the girls so that if COVID-19 does spread in Samoa, the girls would already know what to do in order to protect themselves, their families and our country because 'prevention is better than cure'."
The Papauta Girls College is one of the last remaining hostel colleges within Samoa and was established in 1892 by a missionary from Germany called Valesca Schultze. The college has been in existence for 128 years.