Ministry gifts school with nursery
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has handed a nursery to the Letogo Primary School to assist its agricultural project.
M.N.R.E. Water Division’s Ridge to Reef Project Manager, Niuava Eti Malolo, told the Samoa Observer that the nursery presentation is in response to a request from the school’s principal and the Letogo Primary School Committee to the Ministry for assistance in terms of agriculture equipment.
“The total cost was around $10,000 including the nursery, including the equipment that was handed over two weeks ago,” he said.
According to Niuava, the young generation need to be taught how to plant seedlings and take care of the environment, on the premise that one day some of the youngsters will become environmentalists and agriculture experts.
“So this is one of the initiatives that we need to plant into their hearts so that they can plan ahead of what they want to be on their way on their pathway in the future,” he said.
The school project, according to School Principal Ruta Folau, is called “Tagi i lima” which she explained meant “we rely on our hands” and “everything is provided from our hands.”
“To me as a Principal we are so happy and we are so interested in this project,” Mrs. Folau said in an interview.
She explained that the project is not only in the school and can be extended to the community, families and the country.
Mrs. Folau then thanked the M.N.R.E. as she said the nursery will protect the seedlings in their vegetable garden from invasive insects and poultry.