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Apia Rotary Club assists Samoan returnees

DEVELOPING LITERACY RATE: The Rotary Club of Apia donated 600 reading books for the Samoa Returnees Charitable Trust of Samoa to assist in their literacy program. [Samoa Observer]

Apia, SAMOA — The Rotary Club of Apia has come to the assistance of the Samoa Returnees Charitable Trust (S.R.C.T.) in their request for educational material to complement their weekly literacy programmes targeting young offenders, and at risk group who needs special attention to prevent becoming repeat offenders. 

This week the management of the Samoa Returnees Charitable Trust attended the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club to receive 600 reading books that will boost the resources for their literacy program. 

S.R.C.T. Director, Fa’afetai Koria, and management staff Doris Tulifau received the books from the President of the Rotary Club, Louise Main.

 “S.R.C.T. is a non-profit organisation that helps Samoans deported from overseas to start afresh, get on with their lives and contribute to their families.

Our goal is to help them in that process, to se to it they receive the opportunities to work, and to ensure they are not turned away because of their past errors, for which they have already made compensation. We are a transparent organisation that is ever advancing for the welfare of Samoa’s returnees,” said Mr. Koria.

Living up to its mission “to make a difference”, the Rotary Club of Apia continues to provide assistance to the education sector of Samoa through donating books to schools, and through scholarships and laptops to tertiary students. Last week in Savaii, Rotary members delivered boxes of educational books to Lalomalava Primary School and to Iva Primary School.

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