ASCC-SSI director gives keynote address at Samoan Language Symposium in Hawai‘i

By James Kneubuhl, ASCC Press Officer Printed in the Samoa News on Sept. 1, 2016 Mrs. Okenaisa Fauolo-Manila, Director of the Samoan Studies Institute (SSI) at the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) provided one of the keynote addresses during the 2016 Samoan Language Symposium, which took place on Friday and …

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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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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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Administrative Assistant needed for Le Fetuao Team

The Administrative Assistant is responsible for assisting the Executive Director with respect to the daily operations of the office. The Administrative Assistant independently resolves routine to moderately complex challenges; routes inquiries to appropriate individuals; keeps the Executive Director informed of all pending, current, and anticipated issues related to weekly projects …

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Harvard University recognizes innovation at Le Fetuao Samoan Language Center in Hawaii

Photo: Le Fetuao Students and Teachers

Le Fetuao Samoan Language Center (Le Fetuao) was recognized this month by Harvard University’s Bright Ideas program for its innovative approach to perpetuate the Samoan language and culture among Samoan children and families in Honolulu, Hawaii. This year’s cohort of Bright Ideas includes 124 programs from all levels of government. …

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