Le Fetuao Samoan Language Center in Honolulu hosts Gagana Samoa Symposium

HONOLULU (August 28, 2016) – More than 150 community leaders, presenters, Samoan community members, Le Fetuao teachers, students, and parents gathered for the inaugural Fono o le Gagana Samoa (2016 Samoan Language Symposium) hosted by Le Fetuao Samoan Language Center on August 12 and 13. Featured speakers from American Samoa, New …

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2016 Symposium Theme

‘IA ÅŒ GATASI LE FUTIA MA LE ‘UMELE “GAGANA – LEO o le AGANU‘U” “LEAI SE GAGANA, MOU LE AGANU‘U, LEAI SE AGANU‘U, UA PO LE NU‘U” O le ‘ofe fagota ua fa’amauina i le tu’au (vaega ole va’a/la’au tusa’o, e tutÅ« ai ‘au o ‘ofe fagota, e i tua teisi …

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Strengthening The Samoan Community

Le Fetuao Samoan Language Center is a community-based program that provides free and low-cost Samoan language and culture lessons to children, parents and community members. Each Saturday, about 100 students gather at the Island Family Christian Church hall in Salt Lake to learn from caring community members who dedicate their …

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Le Fetuao Samoan Language Center Showcases Stem Efforts At Open House

Photo: Taeao Manuia Students

Verizon Wireless Hawai‘i presented a $5,000 Verizon Foundation grant to Le Fetuao Samoan Language Center to support their innovative work, uniting culture and language with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). The check presentation took place during Le Fetuaoʻs open house event at the Moanalua Community Center on Friday, August 14.

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Le Fetuao First Annual Summer Tech Fair

Photo: Students at Tech Camp

Display boards lined the room and children opened the ceremonies by singing traditional Samoan songs as students exhibited the cultural and technical knowledge acquired during Le Fetuao Samoan Language Center’s first annual summer Tech Camp. The camp was a product of Le Fetuao’s collaboration with Pacific Voices—an on-island Pacific Islander organization—and was held at Leeward Community College.

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