Papauta College showcases creativity

Students at Papauta College showcased their creativity on Friday during an exhibition to celebrate the completion of their elei and handicrafts project. Proceeds from the sale of the elei designed lavalava and other handmade products would go towards the school. 

Held at their Campus Hall in Papauta, Principal Malua Taise Latu said it is one of the anticipated events for the year.

The programme is organised by the Food, Textiles and Technology (F.T.T) department involving students from Year 9 to Year 13.

“This programme was designed for the students not only to learn how to be creative in these things and how to make these crafts but also for them to exchange their knowledge and talents in these creative designs and handicrafts,” the Principal said.

“Every year, we have this display to showcase the talents our children have and their capabilities which can help them assist their families in the future.”

Year 13 student, Fuafiva Fetolofa’i, said the display was an opportunity for them to develop their talents.

“I love making crafts and being here in this school taught me how to live exactly as a Samoan and it’s through these small things,” she said.

“People sometimes look down on these things which is a huge part of our culture. I guess people like us who are addicted or say have a talent at this area will never take this lightly and it’s one of the things I plan to expand when I grow old.”

The crafts and designs were made possible from funding the school received from the $14 million Government assistance, channeled through the One Government Grant (O.G.G.).

Mrs. Latu acknowledged the continuous support by the Government, parents and the Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development.

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