About the Samoan Language Center

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Administration for Native Americans

The Samoan Language Center is a 501c3 non-profit organization. It is a community-based service program designed to provide young Samoan children with an opportunity to learn their heritage language and culture utilizing interactive, hands-on, and culturally relevant strategies. Strong partnerships have been established with the University of Hawai‘i Samoan Language and Culture Program, churches and local businesses. These partnerships are closely involved with the community in the planning, implementation, and on-going assessment. The school is operated by community members, parents, and volunteers.

Le Fetuao Samoan Language Center is supported through funds from a three-year Administration for Native Americans Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance FY2013 Grant.

Our Mission

Ia fa‘alaua‘iteleina le faitau ma le tusitusi i le gagana Samoa mo fanau.

Increase literacy in the Samoan language for our youth and understand the Samoan culture to build a Samoan identity.

Our Vision

Ia fa‘amalosia a tatou fanau ia avea ma tagata nu‘u ta‘uaogaina ia fa‘amautuina se mitamitaga ma le malamalama‘aga i le fa‘asamoa.

To empower our youth to be productive and contributing citizens with a strong self-image and knowledge of their Samoan heritage.

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