16.03.2012 - UNESCO Office in Apia

Apia Office Open Day for Students from Aleisa Primary School

Aleisa Students visits (c)Apia Office

On 15 March 2012, year 7 students from the Aleisa Primary School in the west of the main island of Upolu visited the United Nations Offices in Apia, Samoa. As part of their social studies program, students came to learn first-hand about the role and the work of the United Nations in Samoa

The 52 girls and boys visited UNESCO, UNDP and FAO on their excursion.
Teacher Mr Poasa Poasa said “It’s a great honour for these children who live in a very remote village to come to Apia and find out about the UN.”

The students attending Aleisa Primary School come from the inland rural villages further west including Faleasi’u Uta and Fasitoo Uta of the Aana District, and Faleseela of the Lefaga District. Students from the latter district will travel close to an hour to reach school each morning. The UNESCO session covered an overview of UNESCO’s global mission as well as its projects in Samoa. The students participated in a short quiz and awareness session about HIV & AIDS and the important of healthy relationships and good communication skills.

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